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Workcamp raising awareness about important diseases

KAKAMEGA PROVINCIAL GENERAL HOSPITAL 

Kakamega Provincial General Hospital is situated in Kakamega town, western Kenya, in Kakamega County which is the second most populated county after Nairobi County in Kenya. Kakamega Provincial General Hospital in Kenya receives referrals from neighboring counties in Kenya such as Vihiga County (Vihiga district hospital in Kenya), Bungoma County (Bungoma district hospital in Kenya) and various hospitals in Busia County in Kenya. The bed capacity of Kakamega Provincial General Hospital in Kenya is 448 bed and 80 cots.

Kakamega provincial hospital in Kenya is among the approved hospitals for practice of students pursuing medical courses in Kenya, and also the internship of medical students in Kenya who graduate from their respective courses.

Duration of the project: The program will run 1 to 6 months. The program is running throughout the year.

Orientation: Orientation meeting will take place in Nairobi before proceeding to the project.

Accommodation: with the hosting family. There will be electricity tap water

Location: Kakamega county, western Kenya in Kakamega town.

Age range: 18 and over

Participation fee: 600 Euros for 3 months

Leisure Activities: Sunset&Sun rise in Kakamega Tropical Rain Forest, cultural exchange with Luhya community, excursions to Kisumu city and to Victoria lake  for boat ride, hippo point and bird watching, nature walk.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Volunteers and interns will be working and engage different target groups within the communities explaining to the community how T.B. is a social problem, not just for those who are ill. Volunteer will be working with local medical doctors and support the health delivery system and will be attending to TB patients HIV/AIDs, giving drugs and recording, booking patients.

Attending to pregnant mother clinic/family planning, giving children injections and weighing and Laboratory services. Kakamega hospital Maternal and child health unit (MCH)- which is near the main gate of Kakamega provincial general hospital in Kenya, serves people who seek outpatient curatives services, immunization for under five years children, family planning, and HIV/AIDS guiding and counseling in Kakamega. The Kakamega MCH unit is divided into rooms to provide these services.

The medical and surgical wards in Kakamega Hospital are arranged from ward one to ward ten to cater for management of medical and surgical conditions of those patients who are admitted in Kakamega provincial general hospital for further management until they recover. Those patients admitted in these Kakamega PGH wards have different diseases such as diabetes, malaria, typhoid, fractures and wound cuts and many other medical and surgical conditions.

Volunteers will have an opportunity to work directly with the rural community and HIV/AIDS patients to raise awareness of counseling and testing services availability of ART and opportunistic infection while prioritizing prevention education especially among those who have benefited from ART and sex workers. The volunteer will also assist the AIDS patients through home based care and nutritional counseling. It will also assist educating/training in model farms to increase food sustainability.

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