A mobile clinic project will make it possible for our medical volunteers to travel within East Africa to those truly in need of medical assistance. A thoroughly supplied mobile unit will provide our volunteers the means to provide care in a safe and organized fashion, provide safe transportation, shelter, and orderly patient flow.
We have several remote communities in Kenya who apply for a medical volunteer team to work one to two times annually. These communities can be very remote and challenging to travel to and then finding a building to perform medical checks is near impossible. Electricity is non-existent as is sterile or clean environments. Privacy of the patient is crucial but is difficult to keep as a priority in these conditions. The safety of our medical volunteers is always at a top priority.
With a mobile medical clinic every patient will be able to have one on one privacy with their provider, electricity will be available for lighting and equipment, and patient flow will increase safely and organized. Sterile areas will also be able to be established in surgical/procedure rooms as well as organization for all supplies. The mobile unit will also provide safer travel for our volunteers as well as safety in the field. We will be able to see more patients and offer better care.
This project will make our outreach expand to further communities, more applicants will be able to be accepted for medical care, and more volunteers will feel secure in joining medical expeditions. More children, mothers, and community members will have medical screenings, given parasite medications, receive prenatal and postnatal care with long lasting impact. Currently we see about 300 patients per visit. With a mobile clinic we will be able to quadruple that amount with even better care.
This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).