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Nurses: Volunteer in Kenya

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CMMB Volunteer Opportunities

CMMB is seeking nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and midwives, 21 years of age and over, who can serve for a minimum of six months.

About Kenya

CMMB Kenya has a strong track record of strengthening health systems and providing quality HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support services. CMMB Kenya’s experience in managing US government and private health awards goes back more than a decade.

Programs include:

  • CHAMPS
  • Domestic and international volunteers
  • HIV prevention, care and treatment, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission
  • Health systems strengthening
  • Voluntary medical male circumcision

CMMB Kenya programs have built the capacity of local healthcare organizations to tackle not only HIV/AIDS but also other national health challenges. CMMB Kenya has a reputation for locally managed, high-quality HIV care and treatment, with low loss-to-follow-up and low mortality rates among clients. Program areas include HIV prevention, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV - with support from mentor mothers, and voluntary medical male circumcision, as well as HIV counseling and testing, screening for sexually transmitted infections, and behavior change communication. We also help build human resources for health and work to strengthen Kenyan health systems via direct assistance on health management information systems, finance, administration, and technical training for staff.

Key Facts

  • Population : 46,050,000 (Source: UN, 2015)
  • Life Expectancy : 61 (Source: UN, 2010-2015)
  • Maternal Mortality Rate : 510 per 100,000 (168th in the world) (Source: WHO, 2015)
  • Under-5 Mortality Rate : 49 per 1,000 (149th in the world) (Source: UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, 2015 )

Nursing specialties most needed:

  • Midwives/labor and delivery
  • Pediatric and neonatal
  • Primary care and family practice
  • MCH and OB/GYN
  • Surgical
  • Community health
  • Nurse educators
  • Emergency/trauma
  • Nutrition
  • HIV and TB
  • Nurse Anesthetist

Roles and Responsibilities

Our nurse volunteers serve in a variety of roles depending on local need. These may include:

  • Consulting and coordinating with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Providing clinical capacity building and health education to local staff and community health workers,
  • Operating primary care clinics such as HIV/TB clinics, MCH, and Pediatrics.
  • Conducting home visits and community outreach programs
  • Improving operation capacity through developing and implementing protocols and practice guidelines

Covid-19 Update: Due to Covid-19, CMMB has paused all field deployments until early 2021 as the countries we serve respond to this pandemic, and we are able to ensure the health and safety of our incoming field volunteers. Nonetheless, our commitment to support these communities remains, and we are eagerly waiting to be able to assist with the aftermath of this crisis when international travel is possible and safe. For more information please visit:

https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/covid-19-resources/

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About CMMB

Location:

100 Wall St, Floor 9, New York, NY 10005, US

Mission Statement

Inspired by the example of Jesus, CMMB works in partnership globally to deliver locally sustainable, quality health solutions to women, children, and their communities.

Description

CMMB is a leading faith-based NGO focused exclusively on global health care for the world’s poor, by building healthy, sustainable communities through community engagement and partnerships. Now entering its second century, CMMB is committed to integrating and focusing its programming around saving the lives of children and mothers by concentrating on leading causes of mortality in targeted communities.

Building around a new CHAMPS (CHildren And Mother PartnershipS) model, CMMB works at both the community and clinical levels in these targeted communities to strengthen health services and address the leading causes of maternal and child death. CMMB has committed to develop 20 CHAMPS sites by 2020, incorporating at least 3 in Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Sudan, and Zambia.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple positions in multiple locationsMutomo, Kenya

(-1.84638,38.20845)
 

SKILLS

  • Pediatrics
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Children Medical Services

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months

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