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Foundation for Integrated Medicine in Africa, is a registered Canadian charity delivering integrated medical services to remote and impoverished communities living in Northern Kenya. We provide mobile clinical services to deliver integrated medicine, using homeopathic medicine, naturopathic medicine, diet, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, herbal medicine and other integrative holistic methods to improve integrated health care in these remote areas for communities that receive minimal medical care. We treat people regardless of race, religion, political views or sex.
FIMAFRICA is geared towards creating self-sustainability by having our volunteers work closely with African doctors and health workers in existing health facilities. In this way, there is a transfer of medical knowledge that is left in the hands of the local people. FIMAFRICA aims to help the medical practices in these communities shift towards becoming more integrated and holistic in nature, while respecting boundaries, cultures and existing medical practices.
FIMAFRICA provides a setting where health practitioners of conventional, naturopathic and holistic fields can volunteer and combine their skills in integrated medicine. This program uniquely improves the clinical knowledge of numerous doctors, since doctors join from all over the world to help communities desperately in need of medical services in remote areas of northern Kenya.
FIMAFRICA has also developed a unique personal growth program for health practitioners volunteering with us. Using Gestalt psychotherapy, the volunteers undergo unique personal growth exercises to improve their counselling skills towards patients. This powerful tool helps improve the emotional support patients receive while undergoing treatment. Health care is improved overall since emotional wellbeing is an important part of a patient's wellbeing. Patients need and appreciate emotional support, and FIMAFRICA's personal growth program helps health practitioners become better at meeting these emotional needs.
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