Our African Staff
Our African staff and volunteers makes possible all the work we do.
Our Kenya operations are predominantly staffed by Africans. However, we do have one or two key individuals that act as Medical Director, helping to further educate our Kenyan medical staff and provide clinic oversight. These volunteers live on the clinic grounds for one to two years and work directly with the African Staff and the local community.
We are always looking for volunteers who can offer a year or two of dedicated service and have a medical background either in nursing or as a doctor. If you are interested in helping us with this critical work, please take a look at our volunteer information page
We employ about 55 people in the Matoso area to keep our operations running. They provide clinical care to our patients, drive to remote locations to serve people unable to come to our clinic, offer health education classes and provide for the orphans in our care. Employing Kenyan staff also contributes to improving the local economy.
The work that we do is critical and appreciated by the local community. Community members volunteer their time and help in a variety of ways. This includes checking regularly on our HIV patients in their homes, helping provide mobile services and even working with local community services such as education.
Our Ethiopian operations are a mix of American volunteers and African staff members. The operations in Ethiopia are maturing rapidly, but still require both management and medical leadership from our American volunteers. These volunteers live on the clinic grounds for one or two years and work directly with the African Staff and local community.
We are always looking for volunteers who can offer a year or two of dedicated service. If you have management, public health or a medical background (MD or PA only) and a heart for Africa, we'd love to talk with you. If you are interested in helping us with this critical work, please take a look at our volunteer information page
for more information.
We employ about 55 Ethiopian staff in the Chiri area. These dedicated staff keep our clinic and hospital running, take basic healthcare to villages a 2-3 hour walk from Chiri (each way!), and care for our orphans.
A group of women from different villages meet regularly to help our team better understanding their villages health needs. These are simple village women, most living on less than a dollar a day, but volunteer their time for a bit of tea and sugar. Lalmba teaches them about keeping their families healthier, and they in turn teach what they have learned to other women in their own community.
Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to provide direct assistance to the people in Eritrea. We hope to have a more direct impact in this region soon.