Global Health & Medical Trip
August 5th-14th, 2021
MedTreks Kenya is our flagship program designed to provide hands-on global health experience and continuing education. In collaboration with Village HopeCore International – a community health program that offers clinical services to over 500 villages in Kenya – medical professionals will enjoy this unique opportunity to experience sustainable healthcare in the beautiful villages of rural Kenya. Expand your horizons, learn key global health concepts, contribute to improving the planet and strengthening the global health workforce.
Up to 20 Nursing CEs available!
- Learn about key health issues and best practices for addressing community health in Africa
- Work side by side Kenyan health professionals in a cross-cultural medicine environment
- Provide hands-on skills training to local Kenyan health professionals
- Engage in discussions and help facilitate workshops to address quality and efficiency in healthcare delivery
- Share your expertise! Our programs are designed to assist in the professional development and capacity building of local Kenyan healthcare workers.
Learn more about MedTreks Kenya Program Here
Global Health Field Course & Medical Campaign
A unique opportunity to experience sustainable healthcare in the beautiful villages of rural Kenya. Expand your horizons, learn key global health concepts, contribute to improving the planet and strengthening the global health workforce.
Our Global Health & Travel Medicine Seminar is designed to equip MedTreks participants with pertinent travel medicine and global health topics that will help make the clinical work throughout the week more enjoyable and fulfilling. The format for this day is mixed with discussions, video, slide presentations & hands-on skills. This seminar provides a valuable set of knowledge and training for anyone interested in the global health & humanitarian medicine field.
Course Topics include:
- Core concepts in Global Health in the 21st Century
- Updates in Humanitarian Medicine, Innovation & Technology
- Environmental health: Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
- Nutrition, Child & Maternal health in the developing world
- Key concepts in effective Medical Aid and Community health
- Community Health in Resources Limited Areas of the World
- Self-care, Leadership and Empowerment in Global Medicine
Nurses will receive 20 hrs of CE’s for these lectures. Upon registration, all participants will receive an extensive packet that includes information on Kenya, a pre-travel packing list, a course syllabus with suggested global health resources, option to subscribe to our MedTreks community and preparing for foreign travel informational videos.
PEOPLE & PLACES
Village HopeCore International (HopeCore) is a community health and development program located on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. Their team is dedicated to fostering integrated social and economic development in rural communities, which is what’s made them the ideal community partner for MedTreks.
We have been fortunate to have some of MedTreks core faculty be part of HopeCore’s program since its inception in 2001. Through the integration of health interventions, both preventative and curative, health education, micro loans, skills-based training, and staff capacity building, HopeCore is reducing the burden of poverty for vulnerable populations in the Maara Sub County.
HopeCore's Program in Kenya
Public Health Impact
Since 2001, Village HopeCore International has been working to alleviate poverty and build healthy communities through their income generation, capacity building & public health programs. This Kenyan based NGO now serves over 300,000 people through their various programs.
24,000 Mothers & Babies
800 Community Health Workers
23,500 Mosquito Nets
This program takes place in the beautiful region of Chogoria, at the base of Mt. Kenya. It is an approximate 3 hrs drive from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. We arrive on day one at our hotel in downtown Chogoria. This will be your home for the full week. The hotel is simple but clean, safe and comfortable. There are hot showers, internet, a restaurant, bar and conference area. Enjoy coffee on the garden balcony or read a book out in the backyard garden. More information in our itinerary in link below!
Kenya Travel Experiences
Optional Trip Extensions
Most people who make the trek to Kenya want to do some type of Kenyan adventure while they are there. We highly recommend that you do! Kenya is rich in biodiversity, culture and history. MedTreks offers two separate options for Kenyan adventures, you are welcome to one, neither or BOTH!
MedTreks Kenya Program Faculty
We look forward to sharing this experience with you.
Cost & Signing Up
Cost: $1,696 (based on double occupancy)
The Nursing CEU portion is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP16597 for 20 contact hours.
All participants receive a Certificate of Global Health Field Course upon completion.
** Please Note: This program is designed as a fundraising trip for HopeCore but also to support the MedTreks faculty who provide ongoing assistance to Kenya throughout the year. A large portion of your costs goes to clinic supplies and HopeCore’s public health program operations in addition to scholarships for Kenyan nurses to participate in the MedTreks educational opportunities. Thank you for choosing to support our program!
What is included:
- 8 nights hotel lodging in Chogoria
- Breakfast & Dinner on all 9 days in Chogoria
- Global Health Lectures
- Local Guides & Interpreters
- Conference & Course materials
- MedTreks T-shirt
- Certificate of Course completion
What is not included:
- Tips, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, airfare, airport transfers to hotel in Nairobi, hotel in Nairobi on arrival and departure, Kenyan Visa.
We know that traveling to Kenya can be intimidating, don’t worry, our MedTreks staff have been running trips to Kenya for over 20 years and we are ready to take you through every step of the process to make sure that you feel safe, prepared and informed.
Join us In Kenya!
Upon registration you will receive a Welcome Package with a travel Itinerary, packing list, invitation to join our online MedTreks community, course syllabus & helpful resources to plan for this adventure!
We look forward to sharing this experience with you!
“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished..it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back”.