We provide elective placements for students studying medicine, nursing, midwifery, nutrition and occupational therapy. We also provide volunteering opportunities for those interested in following a career in these professions and for those already qualified. Should you have any questions about whether your skills or experience would qualify, or would like to discuss any aspect of a placement, please do contact us. Our current placement programme covers:

  • Medical Electives – which can cover general medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, paediatrics, gynaecology and obstetrics, tropical medicine (particularly malaria) HIV, as well as other infectious diseases.
  • Medical Students volunteering – for those interested in learning and gaining experience in their chosen field in a developing country and in helping the local communities with their knowledge and skills.
  • Medical professionals volunteering – all medically qualified people who wish to take part in voluntary work in a developing country to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the wider world and/or to share their expertise with the local communities.
  • Midwifery Electives and Volunteering – For those training to be a midwife who are looking for a medical elective abroad and for students who are interested in a career in midwifery, we have placements to offer where you will gain valuable experience.

Through our close associations with local hospitals and our experience of being the leading partner in setting up and running temporary medical clinics in remote rural locations, we have unrivalled opportunities for medical students to experience a wide range of learning opportunities. You will be able to work alongside medical professionals in St Mary’s Hospital in Mumias (where resources are limited and staffing levels poor), and our own George Mudenyo Kadima Medical.

About Our Medical Centre

Opened in 2016, the Nasio Trust’s George Mudenyo Kadima Medical Centre, offers lifesaving health care in the heart of Musanda treating over 11,000 patients and safely delivers nearly 500 babies a year.

The GMK Medical Centre operates 24-hours a day, providing emergency/critical treatment for injury and illness, preventive care, health education, reproductive health care, vaccinations, immunisations and maternity services. It also offers free HIV testing and psychosocial support for those who are HIV positive. Mothers and babies receive free services (including vital childhood vaccinations for babies) and post-natal care.

Patients are often referred onward from the GMK medical centre to St Mary’s Hospital for more complex care, with the two facilities working in a close partnership.

It is affiliated with the National Hospital Insurance Fund, Kenya and aims to help as many families as possible access healthcare for only £4 a month. Read more about the centre and its achievements here.

£73 a day to cover all Food, activities & accommodation All internal transport, airport transfers and travel
Pre-travel support from the UK team Location support from our Kenya team
Private security throughout your stay 24-hour emergency back-up from our local staff
PLEASE NOTE As well as your trip costs, all participants are required to raise a minimum of £500 to cover project costs. This amount funds the support & staff costs, other community projects and the work which you will be doing (house construction for a family in need for example).
£500 Fundraising for The Nasio Trust (*Non-refundable in the event of a cancellation) International and domestic air-fares & Travel Visa
Vaccinations & Anti-Malarials Extra Drinks, Tips & Souvenirs
Personal Medical & Travel Insurance
COSTS We ask for a £150 deposit when you book and the full remaining balance must be paid 4 weeks prior to your travel date. Your remaining balance can be paid online with our secure booking system at any time.

You can extend your trip (after the first 14 days) for just £150 per week. Contact us for info.

Tour Reviews

May 30, 2017

From the word go we were made to feel welcome and that our being there was really making a difference. The families and guardians I met, whose children attend the day care centres were truly appreciative of the work we did and of Nasios’ ongoing involvement in the area.

Having previously volunteered with other organisations I was impressed with Nasio from the start. I had the opportunity to meet other members of the team in a ‘before you travel’ meeting and on arrival in Musanda there was a welcome pack ready and waiting for me on my bed. Overall my experience volunteering with Nasio was incredibly positive and I can’t wait to go back!

May 30, 2017

I was astounded by the positivity and energy of these wonderful children. They have so little: the clothes on their back (often dirty and torn), the shoes on their feet, and a roof over their heads which may leak when it rains. Most have horrific pasts, which range from abandonment, to witnessing their parents murder, to HIV infection. And yet they are happy. They lack the possessions and privileges that children from New Zealand are born into, but they live their lives with enthusiasm, friendship and hope.

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