CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Long-Term Volunteering in Kenya

Holy Family Oriang Health Centre

Community
Holy family oriang

Holy Family Oriang Health Centre is a non-profit health institution that provides quality, accessible and affordable health care to the community. It 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.

Project Profile

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. 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 center 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. Patients receive free testing, counseling, and medicine. The staff also goes to the villages to reach many people who are unable to afford to reach the health center for treatment. This is because most people hardly afford to seek healthcare services mainly due to stigma, therefore, leading to high death rates.

Location

Oriang, Oyugis, Homabay County

Project 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 facing stigma for HIV/AIDS
  • Community mobilization programs
  • Assisting in taking care of disabled children at the project

Accommodation

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.

Qualification

Volunteers with medical training including doctors, nurses, pharmacists are needed for this project. It is necessary that they have high motivation and a lot of initiative to achieve the objectives of the project. One should be ready for any kind of work assigned at the center.