Malindi Town liegt ca. 120km nördlich von Mombasa und ca. 600km von Nairobi City entfernt. Das Krankenhaus wird gerade erweitert, so dass die Kapazität von 80 auf 250 Betten gestiegen ist. Des weiteren gibt es eine Frauenstation für Schwangere.
Das Krankenhaus bietet Beratung und Testmöglichkeiten für HIV/Patienten.
All this expansion was done but the number of staff addition was very minimal; thus there is a very big sta shortage at the center. It’s the only referral government hospital in a radius of 70 kilometers. The nearest such institutions are in Kilifi 70 kilometers south and Garisa 300 kilometers north. This makes the hospital have a lot of patients that the staff is not able to cope with; thus the administration is welcoming any type of medical volunteer, intern and professionals to come and help out with the situation.
St Lukes mission hospital is the only referral government hospital within a radius of 50 kilometers. It has a bed capacity of 100. Interns will help out with the nursing, pharmacy and outpatient departments.
There is a small nursing school within the hospital. Interns will meet young village girls who have come to be trained as nurses and will interact and share their experiences with them. The hospital in a small town called Kaloleni; Kaloleni is 450 kilometers from Nairobi. Its in the coastal province of Kenya. Its 40 kilometers from Mombasa. It’s mainly inhabited by the giriama tribe one of the major tribes in the mijikenda clan. People are very friendly and you will enjoy a lot. Missionaries ran this hospital until the early 90’s when it was handed to the government.
The hospital has HIV/AIDS department/clinic for issuing voluntary counseling and testing; the clinic is also used to monitor the progress of HIV/AIDS patients under medication. The hospital is burdened by the shortage of manpower to deliver its services. Both local and international interns irrespective of race, religion and gender are very welcome to help out!
Weighing of children and registering new births.
The placement is organized together with a Government hospital in Kajiado, Rift Valley province. Orientation will be conducted for the interns to understand the objectives and expectations of the program. Interns will be involved in most areas of the hospital, which involves working in different departments such as Pharmacy, Laboratory, Pediatric, General, HIV/AIDS, and Morgue. The interns will be supervised/guided by the doctors and clinical officers. Other duties will be counseling patients, feeding patients, therapy, giving health talks, Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission etc.
Note: All these duties will be directed by the hospital medical superintendent. All interns are required to bring a letter of approval from the Ministry of Health or a University in their country: Applicants working in the health care system are requested to provide a letter/certificate from any health or regional authority stating that they are qualified to practice. For students, a letter from their School of medicine, public health, nursing and allied health professions will be required.
Doctors, nurses, paramedics, pre-med students and medical students are required for this project. However, we have an open policy and applicants with other ideas to share are also welcome to apply and will be considered. Participants should have a positive attitude, be ready to adopt and enjoy simple living conditions, and be flexible and patient.
The hospital is located in Nyanza province, near Lake Victoria. Interns will be involved in most areas of the hospital, which involves working in different departments such as Pharmacy, Laboratory, Pediatric, General, HIV/AIDS. The volunteers will be supervised/guided by the doctors and clinical officers. Other duties will be counseling patients, feeding patients, therapy, giving health talks, Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission etc.
Note: All these duties will be directed by the hospital medical superintendent. For students, a letter from their School of medicine, public health, nursing and allied health professions will be required.
Doctors, nurses, paramedics, pre-med students and medical students are required for this placement. However, we have an open policy and applicants with other ideas to share are also welcome to apply and will be considered. Participants should have a positive attitude, be ready to adopt and enjoy simple living conditions, and be flexible and patient.
Current medical staff: two orthopedic surgeons, one general surgeon, three ophthalmic surgeons, five clinical officers (including CO/anesthetists), a dermatologist, a highly qualified pharmacy and laboratory staff, six opticians/ophthalmic assistants, two physical therapists, two orthopedic technicians, a radiographer, and over 70 qualified nurses.
The KWS veterinary services department, since its inception in 1990, has been based at the organization's headquarters in Nairobi. Currently, these services are being divided into field stations, with three field stations already functional, namely: Tsavo, Mountain and Central Rift. In the KWS organizational structure, the veterinary services department is under the Division of Research, Biodiversity and Monitoring. It is divided into three core sections, namely: field services and research, diagnostics and laboratory services and animal capture. The department is charged with the responsibility of maintaining viable, healthy and breeding wildlife populations in Kenya.
To achieve this, the department uses various technical strategies such as clinical intervention for sick or injured wild animals, regular disease monitoring, surveillance, prevention and control of disease in both free-range and captivity. Other strategies include veterinary research, animal translocations and relocations, animal rescue activities, and captive animal management. The department also offers quarantine to confiscated animals or animals on transit through Kenya.
The department is comprised of competent wildlife veterinarians, laboratory technologists, animal health technologists, animal capture staff, research scientist and other supportive staff. They can mobilize themselves quickly in response to reported cases from the field stations, National Parks, National Reserves and ranches that require veterinary intervention.
Activities: The department responds to field case reports of sickness, deaths and injury of animals to provide appropriate veterinary intervention and also collect samples for laboratory-based diagnosis/analysis. The field veterinary staff members are able to handle all species such as elephants, rhinos, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, antelopes, birds, reptiles and fish.
Participants will always work as team members, alongside KWS staff members and researchers. There will always be someone to guide participants on what to do as well as provide assignments and compare notes. The work is usually spontaneous and often changes according to the demands and needs of the various departments within the parks. The work involved with the KWS is varied and fascinating. Participants will have ample opportunities to contribute to the conservation efforts of Kenya. The nature of the projects depends on what is available and greatly depends on the duration of time enrolled in the projects.
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