10 Day Global Health & Humanitarian Medicine Field Course
Experience the beauty of Kenya while learning key principles for global health in the 21st century.
Travel responsibly, expand your horizons…
make a difference in the world.
Our MedTreks courses are designed to provide an opportunity for hands-on medical experience in addition to global health education and skills training. We are fortunate to partner with the well established public health program at Village HopeCore International. This is a unique opportunity to experience an efficient and sustainable global health program in rural Kenya.
HopeCore Health Services
Village HopeCore International (HopeCore), has been working to provide health and economic development in their communities for the past 20 years. They have a thriving public health program that is changing the future of Africa. Learn more about HopeCore!
Monday – Friday Itinerary in the Village:
The weekdays are packed full of mobile clinics, workshops, and medical skills training. Below is a list of activities during the week.
Mobile School Clinics:
The majority of our program is mobile based. Our public health services reach over 200 schools on a regular, quarterly basis. Our role will be to assist HopeCore in providing medical services and implementing educational resources. Responsabilities include triaging students, perform growth monitoring, screen for common childhood illnesses and provide basic immunizations and age-related health information. These schools are rural and often are far away from medical care, the clinics that we help conduct are often the only opportunity for children to receive medical care. We have a robust follow up program and also offer free clinics to mothers of the students and theirchildren who are under 5 years of age.
We join HopeCore in setting up mobile clinics throughout the community and perform a variety of free health services to the villagers including infectious disease screening, blood pressure & glucose monitoring, family planning, nutrition, and pediatric health education.
Clinical Skills Workshop:
The main goal of our MedTreks program is to help strengthen the healthcare capacity in Kenya by providing continuing education, skills training, and health information to the HopeCore public health team. Throughout the week our teams collaborate in various skills and workshops with topics including CPR, first aid, wound care dermatology, pediatrics, acute care palliative care, maternal health and perinatal care, team building, leadership, and telemedicine.
What distinguishes your programs from others?
Our programs were designed by world-class faculty who have had extensive experience in global health and international medicine. The programs provide an in-depth review of current global health topics and share practical tips for doing medical work abroad that is socially responsible and sustainable.
What are the topics covered in your programs?
Global Health Seminar Topics:
Global Health in the 21st Century
Community Health in Rural Kenya
14 Child Survival Technologies
Global Health in the 21st Century
Health System Innovation and Technology
Health Education Topics:
Do I have to be a medical Doctor to volunteer? Can I receive CME?
We believe that if you are passionate about sharing your knowledge, then you have something to contribute to help support our staff. For this reason, we highly encourage medical professionals with advanced skill sets such as MD, NPs/PAs, RNs, Paramedics but we also value and welcome students, EMTs and interns to participate in our programs. All Kenya courses provide 20 Nurse CE credits.
What will I do as a MedTreks Kenya Volunteer?
Throughout the week you will participate in several different areas of our community health program including working in the mobile school clinics, performing community health outreach events, engaging in daily medical skills training, providing health education and skills workshops for our local staff.
How can I join a MedTreks Kenya trip in 2019?
Email us to receive a full itinerary with application and registration packet.
What is your program model?
We are working to build healthcare capacity and create fun & engaging professional development for medical providers around the world. We provide opportunities for medical professionals to collaborate in cross-cultural settings. During our programs, you will be able to share your skills and knowledge with people in underserved areas of the word. Our trips provide opportunities for networking in the Global Health arena while offering high-yield skills that professionals can use to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere.
Interested in Joining a Trip?
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About Village HopeCore International