KENYA MEDICAL MISSION 2017

September 8, 2017 - September 21, 2017

This is a guide to the travel needs and requirements for 2017 Kenya Mission sponsored by Innovative Technologies Advancement & Research Campus (ITARC).

Thank you for your interest in joining us on our trip to Kenya!

Innovative Technologies Advancement & Research Campus (ITARC) seeks to to create efficacy in communities worldwide. One way in which ITARC does this organizing and actively participating in medical mission trips such Kenya Medical Mission 2017. Even though this is our first trip as an organization, we have professionals who have taken health care professionals to Africa since 2010.

During such medical missions, we provide free health assessments, medications, and healthy living seminars to persons in need. We also support local health centers in rural areas with medical supplies medications and training.

We are currently recruting motivated individuals who are willing to give to people in need for our upcoming medical mission in September, 2017 to Kenya in the following cities as per the scheduled time shown here below:

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    Arrival to Nairobi: September 9, 2017
    Nakuru September 10-11, 2017
    Machakos September 12-13, 2017
    Loiktoiktok September 14-15, 2017
    Muranga September 18-19, 2017
    Maasai Market September 20, 2017
    Departure for the U.S.A September 21, 2017

There are severals ways you can help make a difference: Become a member, Participate in Medical Missions, Donate medical supplies and/or equipment, Support our Fundraisers. We are looking forward to see you join our team!




Program Information:

Our program is still subject to change but we are striving for the following planning. Click on the panels below for more information.

DAY ONE: September 8, 2017: Depart from the Washington DC airports to Nairobi, Kenya.

DAY TWO: September 9, 2017: We arrive late afternoon/early evening. Time to get some rest and attend a welcome presentation during dinner.

Nairobi
Nairobi

DAY THREE: September 10, 2017: Depart for Nakuru. Local Tour.

DAY FOUR: September 11, 2017: First 10-hour work day in Nakuru area.

Nakuru
Nakuru

DAY FIVE: September 12, 2017: Depart for Machakos. Local Tour.

DAY SIX: September 13, 2017: Second 10-hour work day in Machakos.

Machakos
Machakos

DAY SEVEN: September 14, 2017: Depart for Loiktoiktok (Amboseli area). SAFARI

DAY EIGHT: September 15, 2017: Third 10-hour work day in Loiktoiktok (Amboseli area).

Loitoktok
Loitoktok

DAY NINE: September 16, 2017: ITARC LAUNCH PARTY.

DAY TEN: September 17, 2017: Depart for Nairobi. Local Tour.

African Lions

DAY ELEVEN: September 18, 2017. Fourth 10 hour work day in the Murang'a area.

DAY TWELVE: September 19, 2017: Fifth 10 hour working day in the Murang'a area.

Ndakaini
Ndakaini

DAY THIRTEEN: September 19, 2017: Fifth 10 hour working day in the Kiambu area

Ruiru
Ruiru

DAY FOURTEEN: September 21, 2017: KWAHERI TO OUR NEW GUESTS, Depart for the USA.

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Healthcare and Living Standards in Kenya

Facts about Major Diseases and Lifestyle in Kenya:

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  1. Two thirds of the people in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi live in slums.
  2. In rural areas, services are provided by health centers and dispensing clinics, though these often lack facilities and trained staff.
  3. With many health professionals leaving Kenya to find posts abroad, there is a severe shortage of medical workers across the country. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Kenya has just one doctor and only 12 nurses/midwives for every 10,000 people.
  4. Lack of money to afford healthcare or medicines. Because medicines are not available free, poor families often go without treatment when they are ill.
  5. Kenya has a high rate of water-borne and mosquito-carried diseases. Malaria strikes over 8 million people each year. Other diseases such as schistosomiasis, Rift Valley fever and Chikungunya (similar to Dengue fever) are also a problem.
  6. Leading cause of mortality among Kenyans is HIV/AIDS, which kills around 80,000 people each year. The disease has left an estimated 1.2 million children without one or both parents.
  7. Childhood health affects adulthood: With high unemployment, the number of Kenyans living in poverty is rising and some 4 million now rely on food aid.
    Around a third of children under five are stunted, with more than 15% underweight.
    Common diseases also take their toll on the health of children, lowering their ability to do well in school and make a living later on.
    One recent trial in Kenya showed that children who received de-worming pills for two years, giving a boost to their levels of nutrition, had higher earnings as adults.
    Reference: http://www.our-africa.org/kenya/poverty-healthcare

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Kenya

Kenya

about kenya

ImageKenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, Lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It's also home to wildlife like lions, buffalos, flamingoes, elephants and rhinos, zebras and many more. From Nairobi (the capital), organized safaris take people to Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania's 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.

On this magnificent medical mission to Kenya, in addition to serving the needs of local community members, you will get a chance to visit the best and remarkable game reserves to see giraffes, zebras, leopards, lions, elephants, rhinos, gazelles, hyenas and much more; all in their natural environment. The thrill of seeing these animals as they sunbathe in the wild and roam across the vast savannah grassland is unbelievable.

The Kenya Medical Mission 2017 gives you the chance to see it all up close. This package gives you a special access to the must-see sights of a guided Safari in Kenya. The package would guarantee a great experience leaving you asking for more.

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Professionals Needed

Volunteers

Required Providers (Volunteers)

  • Medical Doctors
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Mental Health Clinicians
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Nutritionists
  • Dentists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Midwives
  • Surgeons
  • Translators
  • Educators
  • Researchers
  • Church Elders
  • Case Managers/ Social Workers
  • Administrators
  • College Students
  • IT Personnel.

Volunteers

Make a Difference

Our organization’s success depends on donations and sponsorships from organizations and individuals like you. Items accepted for donation to Kenya Missions: (All Medications must be in date and in the original packaging)

  • Children Vitamins
  • Prenatal Vitamins
  • Multi-Vitamins
  • Nebulizers
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin
  • Rehydration salts
  • Naproxen
  • Albuterol Inhalation
  • Antifungal-cream
  • Tylenol/ Acetaminophen – any dosage, any form (liquid, gel caps, tablets)
  • Motrin/ Ibuprofen – any dosage, any form
  • Vitamins – adult/ children/infant/ prenatal – any form
  • Iron – any form (liquid or tablet)
  • Tums/ calcium carbonate
  • Mylanta/ Maalox/ Pepto-Bismol – prefer tablets vs. liquid
  • Aspirin 81mg – also known as Baby ASA
  • Benadryl/ diphenhydramine – any dosage, any form
  • Cough medicines – cough drops/ liquid
  • Antibiotic creams/ ointments
  • Hydrocortisone creams/ointments
  • Inhalers.

OTHER ITEMS accepted for donations:

Durable Medical Equipment: (All equipments must be in working order)

  • Otoscopes/ ophthalmoscopes
  • Blood pressure cuffs
  • Stethoscopes
  • Thermometers
  • Scales (to weigh patients)
  • Glucometers/ test strips
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Nebulizer machines
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Glucometers
  • Portable X-ray machines
  • Walkers, crutches.

Operating Supplies

  • Disinfecting wipes/ cleansing wipes
  • Hand sanitizer – prefer alcohol based
  • Gloves – small, medium, large
  • Masks
  • Trash bags – large, yard size/ small, kitchen
  • Flash lights
  • Batteries (9volt, AAA, AA, C cell).

Dressing supplies

  • Band-Aids
  • Gauze sponges – sterile and non-sterile
  • ACE wraps
  • Cohesive bandages (Elastoplast)
  • Medical tape – any form
  • Rolled gauze – sterile and nonsterile
  • Cotton balls
  • Craft sticks, wooden (tongue blades)
  • Alcohol – prep pads, bottles
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Normal Saline
  • Betadine solution.

other needs

  • Donate water bottles
  • Donate girls hygiene products
  • Donate clothes
  • Donate shoes
  • Donate books e.g. bibles
  • School supplies – book, bags, pens, pencils
  • Donate mosquito nets
  • Donate canned foods.

Services Needed

  • Emergency Care practices – Johns Hopkins Emergency Community Service Committee will develop strategies to be implemented including first aid kits.
  • Orientation and recruitment of local volunteers – educated on several practices that can be passed on to the rest of the community
  • Respiratory
  • Asthma, COPD, smoking cessation
  • Infectious, AIDS/HIV, STDs education, provide condoms
  • Malaria prevention for instance providing mosquito nets
  • Girls hygiene practices; provide sanitary pads
  • Preventative Medicine; Immunizations, Obesity
  • Children and women healthy Nutrition practices
  • Mobility – involve Global medical Equipment for wheelchair donations
  • Dental care
  • HIV Screening – will contact Johns Hopkins Moore Clinic and Baltimore City Health Department for advice and donation of screening kits
  • Blood cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides)
  • Blood glucose
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Breast cancer – educate women on breast self-examinations
  • Prostate cancer – educate men on self-examination practices
  • Lung capacity – respiratory therapists
  • Vision / Glaucoma screening – involves Lions Club as a partner and Johns Hopkins Wilmer Institute
  • Hearing tests
  • Foot care especially areas infested with jiggers – provide donated shoes.

CONTACT

Contact us and we'll get back to you within 24 hours
USA info@itarcinc.org
sam@itarcinc.org
nelly@itarcinc.org
+1 (949) 382-8139
+1 (443) 844-6001
Kenya +254 723 397 450