In the developing world, Dental healthcare seem secondary until that point when they are in critical conditions. The very primary Healthcare access, such as visiting the dentist periodically for cleaning is rare in most of the developing counties, mainly due to lack of resources. For dentistry elective students, this provides you with opportunity for significant hands on experience, under supervision. Due to limited and delayed access to care, students get to see more complicated and advanced cases that are rarely seen in a develop care setting.

We have ample opportunities in our partner hospitals and clinics for practical work, whether you are an aspiring dentist, still in school or a professional looking to spend some meaningful time volunteering abroad, working with our partner hospitals and clinics, we will find a role for you that is commensurate with your level of experience and interests.

    What’s Included

    Students get to participate in:

    • History taking and examination
    • Case management
    • General dental care, routine cleaning and check ups
    • Scaling, intra oral radiographs
    • Permanent and general fillings
    • Composite restorations
    • Tooth extractions
    • Treatment of gum diseases
    • Incision and drainage
    • Root canal Therapies/treatment
    • Bridges, dental veneers and crowns
    • Maxillofacial procedures

    We also arrange dental outreach programs to rural communities such as schools.

    Hawi Medecins takes care of all the aspects of your dental elective placement process to ensure you have a successful and memorable experience, which include: –

    • Flexible travel dates (arrival and departure)
    • Program specialty details
    • Choice of placement location
    • Identifying a suitable placement supervisor
    • Accommodation at our very own resident
    • Your daily upkeep requirements
    • Local transport arrangements


      The core of the project is the immense Hands-on clinical experience that gives medical students and volunteers a rare opportunity to practice their various skills. The program can either be rural or urban based depending on your preference

      Hawi Medecins is a consortium of doctors and health workers; we are the leading organizer of medical Missions,free medical and surgical camps in East Africa. You will actually have time to participate in such camps that we organize at our cost, in honor of every elective group

      In addition to the core teaching and  outreach  project / component, all our programs have a volunteering component as a way to give back to the communities we work in; depending on the location / camp where your program is located, participants get involved in a wide range of volunteer projects, depending on their interests such as:

      • Dental camp
      • Community development, especially on healthcare and educational issues
      • Wildlife conservation
      • Environmental conservation
      • Marine conservation
      • Sports development

      Some past volunteer projects have included orphanage visits, teaching kids how to swim, visiting elementary schools and making essential donations such as books and pencils. 

        In as much as our program is designed with students at the end of their midwifery study in mind; those who seek to complement their theoretical knowledge with hands-on exposure; we go the extra mile to customize the program to accommodate needs of various students. The Hawi Medecins Midwifery program runs from 2 to 6 weeks, but can be extended depending on one’s preference. Students work closely with, and under supervision of qualified midwives who then evaluate them at mid and end of their programs. There is an elective book where you will numerate the procedures done, supervisor, your supervisors comment and sign. The sessions are designed and structured to be offered in Government community health facilities. From past experiences, students who remain assertive give their extra-time to work with their mentors such as night-shifts, weekends and holidays gain much more experience.”


        Depending on location, participants have the option to get involved in a wide variety of adventures, over and above the clinical and volunteering components. There are separate and optional activities that will need to be reserved separately:

        • Mountain trekking at Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya and Mt. Meru,Mt Elgon
        • Africa safari
        • Gorilla tracking
        • Beach time
        • Biking
        • Scuba diving, white water rafting, and various other marine sports
        • A walking tour of Nairobi, Arusha or Mombasa and other cities
        • A walking tour of Kibera Slums