Do you want to use your medical elective to experience what it’s like to use your medical profession on the mission field? Go to the AIC hospital in Kapsowar for experience in a rural setting.
Kapsowar is a small district hospital that provides essential medical care in a remote setting in North West Kenya. The 126-bed, multi-building hospital provides facilities for maternity, pediatric, medical, and surgical care. Mobile maternal and child health clinics travel to three centers up to 90 km (56 miles) away. Four dispensaries provide simple healthcare for the local people. The hospital has approximately 4,000 inpatient admissions and 15,000 outpatient visits per year. The Vision of the Africa Inland Church is to provide excellent health care as an avenue to outreach and evangelism.
Kapsowar, N Kenya
Kapsowar hospital is located in a remote area of northwestern Kenya about 60 miles from the Uganda border. Specifically, it sits at the edge of a small village within the Marakwat District of the North Rift Valley Region. It is situated on the eastern edge of the Cherangani Hills overlooking the Kerio Valley.
Ministry & Type of work
Medical elective students support the work within the context of the hospital and open doors for spiritual ministry, providing a means to reach out to people who may not otherwise hear the Gospel.
The hospital covers maternity, pediatric, medical and surgical care. there will be the opportunity to be involved in the screening of patients in the outpatient department. There will also be an opportunity to meet with nursing school students and share Christ with them.
Following your time in Kapsowar you will be asked to take one more week to gain some experience of working amongst unreached people groups.
Qualifications & Experience
This elective is for Students who are in their final year of study only.
- Housing is on site at the hospital
- Minimum time requested for this placement is 8 weeks to include the extra week looking at ministry amongst unreached people groups and travel time