Operation Africa Medical Volunteers - Texas A & M University
KVCDP in partnership with Texas A&M University students who have been able to organize a medical camp program in Kenya for the last four years. The program Operation Africa offers opportunity of a lifetime for Pre-Med students (ages 18+) interested in the field of medicine, nursing and medical expertise. The program provides volunteers with an opportunity to gain practical skills that can help them to stand ahead of their peers in standard medical programs while expertise to put their acquired skills into practice while helping the communities. The volunteers work in the local public clinics alongside the doctors,clinical officers, nurses, lab technicians among other staffs to lend a helping hand. The activities include practical lab work, helping with first aid treatment, changing bandages and monitoring recovery, observing the expert in diagnosing a patient, Performing minor, major or specialized surgeries, etc. This enables the volunteers to gain hands on experience on real life situations in the remote villages.
Out of the Clinic
More than 500 people benefits from a one day free medical checkup organized by KVCDP every year. The burden of disease is alarmingly high in the rural communities and many people suffer and die of causes that can be prevented or treated because they cannot access proper medical services. During the free medical camp held in May every year, KVCDP collaborates with the Bondo District hospital and Nyangoma mission Dispensary, to give free treatment to patients in these areas. The Texas A&M University and others too, join hands together to bring health services closer to these communities and to create awareness of where the communities can access proper medical care.
Services Offered at the Free Medical camp
Consultation and Treatment including medication, Family Planning Information, De-worming, and HTC.
Beyond the Camp
Experience is further enhanced through adventurous and cultural excursions, including visiting to the Masai Mara one of the 7 wonders of the world, Culture walk and island touring.
Programs Duration and Cost
Because of Operation Africa partnership with KVCDP since 2011, the organization has offered an exclusive discount to Operation Africa volunteers at a cost of USD 940 for three weeks and USD 840 for two weeks. You will not find a cheaper international mission trip. Contact Tori Tepe, a member and junior at A&M who will be returning to Kenya for the THIRD year in a row via email at: V.email@example.com copied to firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed and structured itinerary.