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    Weʼve raised £695 to support the Kenya Healthcare Outreach Programme

    Dorking, UK
    Funded on Monday, 31st December 2018

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    I am a nurse currently working in a medical practice in Surrey and have always wanted to volunteer overseas but hadn't found a way to achieve it while continuing with my job in the UK.

    I attended a travel health conference about three years ago and was inspired by a presentation given by a nurse who had the idea of starting an outreach programme in which health care staff volunteer for 2 weeks to work in clinics in Kenya.

    In parts of rural Kenya around 70% of people live below the poverty line with often limited or non existent access to proper sanitation, clean drinking water or healthcare.

    Medical facilities are very poor with inadequate staff and equipment to treat the local population.

    The outreach clinics provide :-

    Treatment and screening for common tropical diseases such as malaria and infestations.

    Treatment of minor illnesses

    Health education including teaching of first aid.

    Eye screening and treatment of conditions such as cataracts.

    Family planning and sexual health advice.

    Since the project began in 2010 over 27,000 people have received medical care , treatment and education in these clinics.

    In November I will be joining a group travelling with Camps International to a camp 50 km south of Mombassa and am very much looking forward to the challenge . Before I go , I am hoping to be able to raise some funds to help with the cost of the trip and to buy medical equipment and supplies to take along.

    Thank you so much for your interest and support.

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    • Chrissie Starsmeare5 months ago
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      Chrissie Starsmeare

      5 months ago

      With a week until I go , I just wanted to post a photo of some of the donated items I will be taking along and say a HUGE thank you for all the contributions and support .

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    • Chrissie Starsmeare7 months ago
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      Chrissie Starsmeare

      7 months ago

      Here is a link to the organisers of the programme - Camps International. https://campsinternational.com/product/healthcare -volunteering/

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    • Chrissie Starsmeare7 months ago
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      7 months ago

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    22

    • Michael Hancock

      Michael Hancock

      Nov 3, 2018

      Have an absolutely amazing adventure Chrissie, we can’t wait to hear all about it when you come back over a cold drink or two. Take CareLove Mick & Deb

      £25.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 3, 2018

      Dear mumYou’ve always been great at nursings, and it’s great that you’ll be doing nursings in the Kenya. We’ll miss you so come back one day.

      £20.00

    • Judy

      Judy

      Oct 30, 2018

      An amazing project. Amazing you. This donation is made with the help of my friend Glenys. Wishing you well on these final days of preparation and for your two weeks in Kenya.

      £100.00

    • anne thompson

      anne thompson

      Oct 29, 2018

      We are so pleased you are taking this opportunity to use your skills in this way to help others in need - we hope you have a really good trip in every way.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 28, 2018

      I bequeath this donation to Mrs Starsmeare in belief it will reach those who most need it. I wish you a splendid time in Kenya and I’m sure the Kenyans will be delighted to host a woman of your virtue

      £5.00

    • Jackie & Simon

      Jackie & Simon

      Oct 26, 2018

      What a wonderful worthwhile project to be part of, we hope that it goes really well Chrissie.

      £35.00

    • Lottie and Donny

      Lottie and Donny

      Oct 17, 2018

      Such a wonderful thing to do! Xxx

      £20.00

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