Tenwek Hospital, Kenya

Tenwek Hospital – Kenya — Tenwek Hospital located in Bomet, Kenya is a 300 bed referal hospital with a wide range of surgical, medical, maternity and pediatric services. Tenwek also participates in the Kenyan Family Medicine program which allows volunteers to come that are interested in teaching residents. Families are welcome. A minimum service of two weeks plus travel is required; one month service or longer is preferred.

Family Medicine:  FM in Kenya is a relatively new specialty, with the first family medicine residency trained doctors graduating in 2008. Family medicine at Tenwek is very diverse, caring for men, women and children covering the various aspects of their care, including inpatient and outpatient as well as ER.  In addition, they are a residency training program, and teaching is an integral part of what God has called them to.  As Christian Family Medicine doctors, they strive to treat both the spiritual needs of the patients while providing excellent medical care.

Pediatrics:  The pediatric department cares for patients in the 40 bed pediatric ward, the 40 bed neonatal ward, and in the ICU as needed.  They are called for deliveries as needed for neonatal resuscitation. They also see patients in consultation from the pediatric clinic daily. The team consists of 4 interns, a long term consultant, and occasionally, a medical officer (national doctor who has finished internship but has not had advanced training yet) or family practice residents.  In neonates, they see congenital anomalies, hypoxic brain injury, sepsis, and prematurity.  In children, common illnesses are respiratory diseases, gastroenteritis/dehydration, TB, HIV, meningitis, malnutrition, and rheumatic heart disease.

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 licenses, visas or permits.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Mrs Dayna Wright by email or by phone at 828-278-1168.