Assisting the medical staff in the dispensary
Co-coordinating and taking care of the patients
Taking patient samples, pulses, and temperature information
Preparing and updating of records in the hospital
Providing advice and emotional support to patients
Offering health related knowledge to students
The volunteer will live in a small room at the project where meals will be provided. The room will sometimes be shared
In this project volunteers have the opportunity to visit animal orphanage, Nairobi city, Girraffe Centre among other places
Ruai community health center is a medical facility that provides medical care to the Ruai Community. The Health Center was established in 2000 but was not working due to lack of running costs. It was however reopened in 2019 and its now in operation. The center is managed by St. Charles Lwanga mixed secondary school administration. It provides consultation services, treatment, laboratory tests and pharmacy services to the community who cannot afford the high cost of medication involved in other hospitals. The health center works with the nurses and volunteers in creating health awareness /education to the community. The clinic at delivering high quality medical service to the patients, focusing on prevention of diseases by promoting health talks, offering care and advice to patients, treating all patients and staff with dignity, independence, respect and honesty in an environment which is accessible, safe and friendly.
Volunteers are required to carry the following items for the workcamp: mosquito net, torch/flashlight, toiletries, first-aid kit, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, working gloves, sandals and sunscreen. In addition to those, volunteers can also carry the following items for interaction purposes: pictures of your country, clothes, toys, books, pens, etc.
ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT
We will pick up all volunteers taking part in this workcamp from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. CIVS will arrange accommodation before and after the workcamp in a host family in the Buruburu area of Nairobi.
CIVS organizes safaris to all the spectacular National Parks and touristic sites in Kenya, with the main attraction being Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Volunteers who wish to go on a safari should apply at least two weeks before arrival to enable us to make proper arrangements. The fee charged is all-inclusive of meals, transport, park entry, accommodation and tour guiding.
Safari dates: 2nd October- 4th October 2019
Charges: 3-day Safari to Maasai Mara National Park, 340 Euro