Afya Project (Health)
"Afya" means health & well-being in Swahili. In Kenya, many children and adults die each year from preventable diseases such as malaria, typhoid fever, diarrhea and pneumonia, etc.
Almost half of Kenyans can not afford a doctor's visit in case of illness.
Poverty and health are closely linked. Health problems can plunge people into poverty or prevent them from living well. Poor families or families living in communities where adequate medical facilities are lacking are more likely to suffer from illness because they are either untreated or under-treated.
Prevention is the best medicine.
Apart from treatment of diseases, we aim at promoting disease prevention initiatives. This will ensure that the involved communities participate in campaigns geared toward trainning on Health, Vaccinations and Nutrition.
Medical Camp 2020
Volunteer Individuals or Health Workers
We invite volunteer individuals and any health worker eg. doctors, nurses, students, etc who wish to participate in community health care. This includes:
- Working hand in hand with local doctors and nurses. This will give you invaluable insight into the health challenges of a developing country.
- On planned medical outreach days, you will be able to perform basic health checks, treatment and medication.
- Running workshops to promote the choice of a healthy lifestyle and hygiene practices, etc
If you would like to work with us to make this plan a reality, we would be delighted to hear from you. We are open to new ideas.
Travel with a good purpose and engage in community service. Leave an everlasting impact in the lives you have saved or improved.
This will help you meet new people and their cultures. most importantly are the new experiences and skills that you will get out of this. It will be a well spent holiday.