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Keng Foundation (KF), Yaounde, Cameroon

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Address: BP 20646
Yaounde, 00000  
Cameroon
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 25
Number of People Being Served: 500
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Mission Statement


We visualise a world in which individuals, families and communities live longer, healthier and happier lives in cleaner and safer environments. KF pursues its mission through an integrated, inter-sectoral and holistic commitment to: * Designing and implementing prevention strategies against infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis; * Making a contribution to poor and underprivileged people by providing them education and basic healthcare and sanitary facilities; * Organizing education campaigns on STIs, teenage pregnancy, child/spousal abuse, and female genital mutilation. * Advocating for better public health policies and increased resources for health care systems; * Ensuring the integration of a gender perspective into all health policies and programs; * Mobilizing local communities and building their capacities for health-promotion sustainable economic growth; * Undertaking action-oriented, community based, participatory health research; * Partnering with governmental agencies and private sector in developing codes of conduct, ethical standards and best health practices; * Facilitating exchange programs and clinical internships for international students, recent graduates, and health professionals to work in health and educational facilities in Africa while becoming immersed in African cultures and communities; * Fostering partnerships among NGOs, private sector, governments, donor agencies and with UN agencies and programs thereby facilitating the connection and expansion of networks for promoting health.

Description


This volunteer project in Africa includes: Medical Volunteering & Helping Children. Rural Clinics in Cameroon. This project offers you the opportunity to: * Gain medical experience in local clinics under our staff supervision * Assist with local disadvantaged kids * Immerse yourself in local Cameroonian culture * Make friends for life More about the Clinic & Medical Assistance in Cameroon Cameroon is one of the worldÂ?s poorest countries and as a result health care and provision suffers as much as any other public service sector in the country. Whilst structures are in place for an effective heath service, there is an enormous deficit in terms of staff and resources. This is why our help is very much appreciated by the nurses and doctors we work with. As a volunteer, you will spend every morning in the clinic that you are assigned to. This gives you the chance to both make a positive impact on the health service in Cameroon, and to gain unique medical experience. Medical Volunteers spend their time providing much needed assistance within the medical establishments of Cameroon. You do not need to be qualified for our Medical Project, you just need the desire to Impact! The Medical Project consists of 3 main areas of work: The Clinics - role of the volunteer within a clinic is to provide back up and assistance to a very understaffed clinic. Their main role within the clinic is taking vitals Â? taking blood pressures and temperatures and weights of the patients before they see the clinical officer. You will also be providing basic education on a variety of different subjects through our Â?Health TalksÂ?. The Homes Â? The medical volunteers also provide assistance in centres for handicapped persons, Old PeopleÂ?s Home and Hospices. These homes provide comfort and care for the needy, but are very under staffed and under cared for! Volunteers provide a friendly face to these people who more often than not may not see much other than the four walls of their home. Volunteers go along, armed with games, puzzles and books and spend time with the patients. Home Based Care Â? Our volunteers accompany community volunteers as they visit bed ridden or immobile patients across Cameroon. It is their duty to provide basic advice, comfort and assistance. This may mean chatting to patients about the importance of personal hygiene, exercise, making a patientÂ?s bed or doing a bit of simple house chores for them. Other patients may just need a healthy dose of conversation.

This volunteer project in Africa includes: Medical Volunteering & Helping Children. Rural Clinics in Cameroon. This project offers you the opportunity to: * Gain medical experience in local clinics under our staff supervision * Assist with local disadvantaged kids * Immerse yourself in local Cameroonian culture * Make friends for life More about the Clinic & Medical Assistance in Cameroon Cameroon is one of the worldÂ?s poorest countries and as a result health care and provision suffers as much as any other public service sector in the country. Whilst structures are in place for an effective heath service, there is an enormous deficit in terms of staff and resources. This is why our help is very much appreciated by the nurses and doctors we work with. As a volunteer, you will spend every morning in the clinic that you are assigned to. This gives you the chance to both make a positive impact on the health service in Cameroon, and to gain unique medical experience. Medical Volunteers spend their time providing much needed assistance within the medical establishments of Cameroon. You do not need to be qualified for our Medical Project, you just need the desire to Impact! The Medical Project consists of 3 main areas of work: The Clinics - role of the volunteer within a clinic is to provide back up and assistance to a very understaffed clinic. Their main role within the clinic is taking vitals Â? taking blood pressures and temperatures and weights of the patients before they see the clinical officer. You will also be providing basic education on a variety of different subjects through our Â?Health TalksÂ?. The Homes Â? The medical volunteers also provide assistance in centres for handicapped persons, Old PeopleÂ?s Home and Hospices. These homes provide comfort and care for the needy, but are very under staffed and under cared for! Volunteers provide a friendly face to these people who more often than not may not see much other than the four walls of their home. Volunteers go along, armed with games, puzzles and books and spend time with the patients. Home Based Care Â? Our volunteers accompany community volunteers as they visit bed ridden or immobile patients across Cameroon. It is their duty to provide basic advice, comfort and assistance. This may mean chatting to patients about the importance of personal hygiene, exercise, making a patientÂ?s bed or doing a bit of simple house chores for them. Other patients may just need a healthy dose of conversation.

Mission Statement: We visualise a world in which individuals, families and communities live longer, healthier and happier lives in cleaner and safer environments. KF pursues its mission through an integrated, inter-sectoral and holistic commitment to: * Designing and implementing prevention strategies against infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis; * Making a contribution to poor and underprivileged people by providing them education and basic healthcare and sanitary facilities; * Organizing education campaigns on STIs, teenage pregnancy, child/spousal abuse, and female genital mutilation. * Advocating for better public health policies and increased resources for health care systems; * Ensuring the integration of a gender perspective into all health policies and programs; * Mobilizing local communities and building their capacities for health-promotion sustainable economic growth; * Undertaking action-oriented, community based, participatory health research; * Partnering with governmental agencies and private sector in developing codes of conduct, ethical standards and best health practices; * Facilitating exchange programs and clinical internships for international students, recent graduates, and health professionals to work in health and educational facilities in Africa while becoming immersed in African cultures and communities; * Fostering partnerships among NGOs, private sector, governments, donor agencies and with UN agencies and programs thereby facilitating the connection and expansion of networks for promoting health.

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Program Type:


Health Program

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No