CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

HOLY FAMILY ORIANG HEALTH CENTRE

 

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PROJECT LOCATION

The project is located in Kasipul Kabondo constituency, Homabay County, Western part of Kenya

 

PROJECT DETAILS

Holy Family Oriang Health Centre is a non-profit health institution of the Catholic Diocese of Homabay. Established in 1994 it has been providing quality, accessible and affordable health care to the community in the area.

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The center offers health services like outpatient and inpatient, deliveries, Maternal Child Health care (MCH), comprehensive care for HIV/AIDS patients, community health education and laboratory services. The main goal of the centre is to provide or facilitate the provision of quality, efficient and effective healthcare services to the community.

 

 

The Centre has opened its doors to all HIV/AIDS patients in the area where they can get access to medical services under a comprehensive Care Package. The patients receive free testing, counseling and medicine. The staff also goes to the villages to reach to many people who are unable to afford to reach the health centre for treatment.  This is because most people hardly afford to seek for healthcare services mainly due to stigma therefore leading to high death rates.

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

  • Assisting the medical staff in the dispensary
  • Co-coordinating and taking care of the patients.
  • Taking patient samples, pulses, and temperature information
  • Preparing and updating of records in the hospital
  • Providing advice and emotional support to patients
  • Community mobilization programs

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD

The volunteers will be accommodated at the project institution where all meals shall be provided. There are pit latrines, bath shelters and a kitchen at the project available for use by the volunteers.