CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya
CIVS Kenya

Community Health Volunteers

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Community Health Volunteers

The mission of this group is to spearhead implementation of community health conservation projects. This to create a better life for community in western Kenya.

The Project

Community Health Volunteers (CHV) is a community based organization established in 2006 by Kenyan volunteers operating within Kakamega East District. The organization is situated at Virhembe Market and focuses on fighting HIV/AIDS and other health issues. The mission of this CHV is to spearhead implementation of community health conservation projects in order to create a better life for communities in Western Kenya.

The organization pursuits the aim of expanding capacities of the community in regards to dealing with HIV/AIDS. It seeks to design and implement quality HIV/AIDS interventions, as well as to support people living with HIV/AIDS by increasing access and improving the quality of healthcare and referral services for them through increased linkages with the Ministry of Health. The group also aims to promote safe sexual behavior and practice among youth and vulnerable groups. Community Health Volunteers in collaboration with DANIDA are establishing a dispensary and a computer-training center that will be serve as a learning center for the youth. This will be the only dispensary and resource center within this area.

Location

Vihrembe Market, Kakamega

Volunteer Tasks

  • Assisting the medical staff of the dispensary
  • Supporting the computer-training center by providing basic computer skills to community members
  • School outreach programs; Awareness creation in the community on sexual and reproductive health

Accomodation

The volunteer will live in a host family near the project site. Breakfast and dinner will all be provided by the host family and volunteers will get lunch at the project.

Qualification

Volunteers with computer skills as well as those in the medical field (doctors, nurses, etc) are needed for this project. It is necessary that you should have high motivation and lots of initiative to implement the objectives of the project. You should be ready for any kind of work.

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