The care system in Kenya has evolved into one of East Africa's best, and the choice of majority of the country's high profile citizens. Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, with a population of over four million offers the widest selection of health facilities. However, Kenya has experienced losses of medical professionals as large numbers of nurses and physicians have relocated to Europe and North America.
The present structure of Kenya's health delivery system begins at the grassroots level with locally run community clinics and dispensaries that serve most of the inhabitants of Nairobi's informal settlements. At the National level health care is provided through the country's various public hospitals, many of which are affiliated with universities such as University of Nairobi , Kenyatta National hospital and the Aga Khan University Hospital which provides tertiary and secondary level health care services.
In this context, volunteer internships in Kenya are ideal for overseas medical students and professionals, especially those interested in the area of tropical medicine, seeking a wide variety of health care institutions in which to choose.
We abide by the guidelines for premedical and medical students providing patient care during clinical experiences abroad, by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).