Free Medical Camp is Back!
We welcome you to the 4th edition of UCESCO-Africa’s annual free Medical camp. Health and sanitation are one of our main pillars; once again, we give back to society by providing free and quality medical services, our primary focus being Mathare, Kibera, Kayole, and Samburu, contributing to the achievement of SDG 3.
Last year’s medical camp partnered with the Ministry of Health, Nairobi Metropolitan, and the Citadel Unversity of South Carolina, USA. We attended to about 4000 patients in Mathare and Kibera Slums consecutively. These areas were our primary focal points because most impoverished people cannot afford primary health care due to financial constraints. The free medical camp strategy was adopted with the objective of health consultation, early screening, disease detection, medicine distribution, and referrals in partnership with the hospitals for further treatment and creating awareness of various conditions.
This year medical camp team, guided by our theme “Building healthy communities, one individual at a time,” aims at attending over 8,000 people. We intend to offer the following service; Physical examination/wellness check, Oral healthcare, Routine laboratory test, Dispensing medicine, Health talks, HIV testing and counceling, and General optical service.
It is open to medical students and professionals working alongside Kenyan medical and public health staff. We also use the camp to run public health campaigns in schools and villages, and we’ll distribute mosquito nets to families most in need. The data we collect is shared with the provincial medical offices. We work in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and the local medical hubs to ensure that our work aligns with national and regional aims.
We are very happy to accept qualified physicians, nurses, medical professionals, and medical, nursing, and public health students from around the world. The trip is obviously a great opportunity to experience health care in this part of the world and to also help others. It is important to be open, willing to learn and take part, enthusiastic and objective. The trip can be emotional, and you will meet people whose lives seem almost impossible to live, but your interaction with them will help in many ways.
The international doctors and students and even local volunteers who will be participating in this year’s medical camp to help as physicians, nurses, and medical professionals, as well as medical, nursing, and public health students, will have an opportunity to Masai Mara safari followed by a few days at Lake Naivasha. The arrangements for the camp for international volunteers will allow you to develop an insight into the lives of the community, which includes visiting homes, shopping locally, cooking local recipes, traveling on local transport, using community facilities like the early child development centers, and attending community events.
During the trip for international volunteers, there is always an opportunity to meet and share your experience with staff who can help with evaluations and reflection, helping to build on the skills and knowledge, and experience gained. One of the biggest aims of the program is to encourage people to engage in society on their return and take part in many incentives to promote global healthcare solutions.
Kibera & Mathare Slum
Did you know that in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya…
There are over 1 million people crammed into a one square mile area in the Kibera slum, and Kibera is only 1 of over 100 slum areas in Nairobi, Kenya.
Over 50% of the Kibera population is children under 15 years of age
The average size shack is 12ft x 12ft built with mud walls or iron sheets and houses as many as 10 residents
Roughly 80% of Kibera residents have no electricity
One latrine (hole in the ground) is shared by up to 50 shacks
At any one time roughly 50% of girls age 16 to 25 are pregnant
Sanitation is arguably the biggest problem facing residents of this slums. Valley slum. Lack of appropriate facilities practically cripples its inhabitants, and severely disrupts daily activities. Any visitor to the slum is overwhelmed by the sights and smells of the community, and not in a good way.
Kibera & Mathare Slum
There is no formal garbage collection or disposal system in the slum. As an “informal settlement”, there is no formal anything in the slum, with the entire area appearing as blank space on official maps. The lack of garbage collection means that the ground is layered in garbage, of all kinds. It piles alongside the main road, into the river, and becomes a feeding ground for goats, chickens, and stray dogs. Aside from the obvious and serious health concerns, the odor quickly becomes unbearable in the hot sun.
Support us to support them to restore their health!
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Items & Equipment - $ 5650
– Stretchers, sonograms, Outpatient cards, prescription pads, registers thermometers, stethoscopes, mask fridges, torch lights, gloves, glucometers
– Venue Hire (Kibera, Mathare & Kayole) – $ 2400
– Public Address System – $ 2656
– 200 Seater Tent (Waiting Patience) – $ 1500
– Rental leases – $ 900
– Security – $1045
TV & Radio Advertising -$ 8750
– 2 Live coverage, five interviews
– 4 mentions, Digital Marketing
– 1 Month Newspaper (7 days)
Corporate Dinner - $ 2,100
– Corporate Dinner Preview for International Students, Doctors with Local Doctors and staff before the material day
Local Travel & Transport
– Pharmaceutical $ 23,000
– Laboratory Reagents 15,000
– Polo T-shirt – $ 5000
– Caps – 1500
– Reflectors – $ 990
– Branded Notebook – $ 250
– Pens – $ 780
– Branded UCESCO Carry bags – $ 1225
– Plastic Chairs – $ 6500
– Lab -Coats – $ 2500
– Branded Umbrellas – $ 1200
– Name Tags – $ 2500
– Certificate of Appreciation – $ 1000
– Posters (Kibera, Mathare, Kayole) – $ 750. – Round Neck T-shirt – $ 2250 – Fliers – CHV – $ 490
– for 6 months
– Venue /Allowance
Accommodation of 20 patients -$ 13,500
marketing – $ 239.7
– Hospitality & Catering – $ 3,750
– Feeding & Refreshments $ 2,850
Mobilisation and awareness on medical camp -$ 4,970
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