Chogoria Hospital, Kenya

Chogoria Hospital, Kenya—Chogoria Hospital is 295-bed hospital and is the principal health care provider in Tharaka-Nithi District (with more than 45,000 people). Outpatients may number 250–300 on any given day with a yearly total of 80,000. The hospital has four wards—medical, surgical, pediatric, and maternity (1,000 deliveries per year). There is also a small nursery, 14-bed private ward, 4-bed casualty department, an eye unit, a physiotherapy department, a laboratory, and a pharmacy. Radiology support includes plain films, ultrasound, and CT. A modern 4-room dental building was completed in 2014. Chogoria also has an established Community Health Department and very active TB and HIV outpatient services.

Minimum length of service is two weeks plus travel. Due to the need for a medical license a three-month advanced notice is required for volunteers interested in serving at Chogoria. Families are welcome.

The individual volunteer is responsible for all costs associated with the trip. World Medical Mission personnel will provide assistance in arranging all travel including international flights and in-country travel, as well as any needed medical licensure, visas, or permits.

For More Information: Contact Carly Poor by email or 828-588-1274. Thank you.