Objectives

The following are among the objectives and benefits of the program:

  • The program seeks to provide a more hands-on experience which is hardly come by in the developed countries. By end of the program, our participants are equipped with a lot more than theoretical knowledge.
  • The program is designed to help a student participate in management of tropical diseases such as TB and Malaria and enhance skills in treatment and management
  • The nurse participant gets a great opportunity to learn essential skills such as carrying out patient interviews, history taking, diagnosis and participation in treatment planning and execution
  • Being exposed to a different set-up, a participant in this program gets the chance of comparing different healthcare access and delivery in different areas
  • The program gives the opportunity for one to see diseases at advanced clinical stages
  • With an evaluation at the end of the program, one would Meet elective and clinical rotation requirements under practitioner supervision
  • The program would see to it that one Satisfies independent study or internship abroad for credit
  • The program enables one to demonstrate and satisfy global intellectual curiosity
  • Our safety and security measures ensure a Safe and secure program experience while abroad
  • A fostered Cultural exchange and exposure, particularly from peer students in host country and community
  • Travel 

    What’s Included

    We take care of all the aspects of your placement process for great, experience, these 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
    • Local Health Insurance

      Projects

      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:

      • Free medical camps
      • Free surgical camps
      • 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.”

      Adventure

      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