VIREMBE COMMUNITY NURSING HOME
Virembe Community Nursing home opened its doors for clients in 2012 by team of volunteers from Denmark as a community hospital dedicated to achieving excellence in: patient care; education of health professionals; health research and HIV treatment, care and support. As a progressive health care provider, we offer very high quality health services both in-patient and out-patient 24 hrs daily with our objectives being provision of affordable, high quality, medical and customer care services to all the members of the community.
Duration of the project: 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: Accommodation to the host family, electricity, tap water
Location: Kakamega county, shinyalu sub-county, western Kenya
Age range: 18 and over
Participation fee: 600 Euros for 3 months
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Volunteer will be working and engage in different target groups within the communities explaining to the community how T.B is a social problem; it is 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. Volunteer also will be engaged on jiggers program to school and community, supporting OVCS, helping in the ward. Attending to pregnant mother clinic/family planning, giving children injections and weighing and Laboratory services.
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.
Most of our free time will be spent sharing Luhya culture with local community members and the other volunteers on the project. There will be an opportunity to visit the Lake Victoria for a boat ride, hippo search, and bird watching and visit Dunga hill camp for sunset. Visit Rusinga Island in south nyanza Kisumu, Kakamega forest for sunrise sunset and nature walk.