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Weʼre raising £500 to support the Kenya Healthcare Outreach Programme

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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 Starsmeare2 months ago
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    Chrissie Starsmeare

    2 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 Starsmeare2 months ago
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    2 months ago

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Page last updated on: 10/17/2018 7:44 PM

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16

  • Lottie and Donny

    Lottie and Donny

    Oct 17, 2018

    Such a wonderful thing to do! Xxx

    £20.00

  • Robert Dyson

    Robert Dyson

    Sep 30, 2018

    Delighted to support you

    £50.00

  • Sue P

    Sue P

    Sep 17, 2018

    Well done! Sx

    £20.00

  • Julia Galley

    Julia Galley

    Sep 7, 2018

    Great project Chrissie

    £30.00

  • Cathy McGuinness

    Cathy McGuinness

    Sep 7, 2018

    Good luck with your trip Chrissie, what a great experience for you & a such a fantastic cause.

    £25.00

  • Gill Stones

    Gill Stones

    Sep 6, 2018

    What an amazing thing to do!Hope it all goes well,Love Gill x

    £30.00

  • Nick and Veronica

    Nick and Veronica

    Aug 30, 2018

    It sounds a really good project Chrissie, good luck! xxx

    £50.00

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