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Medical Support

Faculty-LedFaculty-Led | Health Science Kenya

Overview

This program seeks to address issues of quality healthcare by partnering with Tigoni Hospital, Limuru Nursing Hospital, Limuru Health Center and Lari Sub-district Hospital to build capacity in the health sector. This program is for students studying a medical, nursing or healthcare qualification. Students will fill a supporting role for Kenyan medical professionals at clinics and hospitals, participate in cross-cultural learning workshops and promote health education through community outreach.

Why Kenya?

Healthcare services in Kenya are desperately underfunded. With a population of more than 45 million people, approximately half of whom live in poverty, access to basic healthcare services is a challenge for multitudes of Kenyan people. Furthermore, the country’s shortage of healthcare professionals exacerbates challenges such as low-quality treatment, understaffing, ill-equipped facilities and unaffordable health care for many citizens.

 

Learning Outcomes

During this program, students will:

  • Develop valuable intercultural communication skills through language and culture lessons and first-hand engagement with communities
  • Reflect on the notion of healthcare as a human right and the ways in which non-provision can translate into social injustice in particular communities
  • Critically reflect on individual growth and transformation by means of structured reflection sessions and transformation questionnaires
  • Assess the ways in which the Kenyan medical community has attempted to tackle the various challenges faced in the provision of healthcare
  • Build capacity and support within the Kenyan healthcare system; and observe and analyze the benefits and challenges of using a holistic approach to well-being in Kenya including physical exercise, health awareness and knowledge sharing.

Note: Specific learning outcomes and activities can be constructed in collaboration with EDU Africa’s dedicated curriculum development team.

Contributors

Dr. Leon Cibaka

Dr. Cibaka graduated with a Bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery. He is the head medical doctor at Limuru Nursing Home. Dr. Cibaka is happily married with one daughter. He spends most of his time at the hospital overseeing and handling patient cases. In his free time, Dr. Cibaka likes to stay at home and spend quality time with his family.

Dr. Georges Maloba

Dr. Cibaka graduated with a Bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery. He is the head medical doctor at Limuru Nursing Home. Dr. Cibaka is happily married with one daughter. He spends most of his time at the hospital overseeing and handling patient cases. In his free time, Dr. Cibaka likes to stay at home and spend quality time with his family.

Customize Your Program

Our friendly and experienced program consultants will work closely with you to develop your custom faculty-led program from conceptualization to execution. We believe every journey to Africa gives students the opportunity to learn and transform and we pride ourselves in our ability to create unique, sustainable and truly African transformative learning journeys.


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