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Wema Hospital

Rural Health Care Assistant

Medical placement at our facility to learn primary healthcare.

This programme entails the volunteers working with our medics at our facility on daily routines. The volunteers shadow the medical practitioners from the laboratory, consultation room, pharmacy and radiology room. 

They learn primary healthcare and emergency and trauma services. It's suitable for those intending to join med school, paramedics, nurses, doctors and any level of medicine. This programme is tailored to offer learners the best experience in tropical disease management and how healthcare systems work in developing countries hence preparing them for the challenges ahead. This programme gives our volunteers global outlook on matters healthcare at competitive rates globally. 

We're lucky to have partnered with council hospitals around us for huge groups of volunteers coming our way so that they get that personalised attention and learning. The programme is at our clinic that's in the populous kawangware slum of Dagoreti district of the capital city Nairobi. We support other outreach health programmes to the local community hence having a good relationship with the local community. Also this programme supports upcounrty outreach free medical camps to locals that cannot access healthcare easily. The volunteers have set roles each day depending on the team leader for a department. majorly the duties include ward rounds, helping in the delivery room, doing stock taking in the pharmacy, doing data entry and preparing the consultation room. 

Suitable for


Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
Heath related at Pre University level
Required Documents
CV and proof of education
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Interest in healthcare, first aid and life skills.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Wema Hospital are happy to help you.

Free-time activities

Kenya being a safari destination we organize expeditions to all the leading game parks and tour the sandy beaches of the Kenyan coastal areas.

Water Sports

Included Services

What's included?
Programme fee and administration fee. This includes the administrative costs for the volunteers and the organization and program fee going to cater for the consumables and making the whole exercise worthywhile.
Airport Pickup at Jomo Kenyatta International

Airport pick up and drop off to the program site.


Double bedroom with shower and flush toilet. Common room to watch TV, dining area and kitchen.

Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner entails local delicacies and western food. Vegetarians are also taken care of.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
8 weeks
16 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees

You can volunteer at the project site in Nairobi /Kenya between 1 week and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Wema Hospital will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Wema Hospital during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Kenya

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Kenya. Please check the visa regulations for Kenya.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Kenya and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Kenya.
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Kenya.

What's next?

The nearest airport is Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) in Nairobi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Kenya.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Kenya provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Kenya you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Kenya.
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8328, Nairobi, Nairobi , Kenya

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