Chogoria Hospital has an inpatient capacity of around 295 beds. It is located within the fast-growing Chogoria Township in Chogoria Division, Tharaka Nithi County of former Eastern Province of Kenya. It is about 200 km north of Nairobi, along the Embu-Meru highway, 16 km north of Chuka town. Due to its location on the slopes of Mt. Kenya, Chogoria has relatively cool and pleasant weather conditions. The area is well served with public transportation, electricity, water, mobile network and other communication infrastructure.
CHSC medical needs at this facility:
- General Surgery
- Family Practice
- Nursing Clinical Educators
- Nursing School Faculty
Christian Health Service Corps staff often serve as faculty in established training programs and residencies assisting to raise up the next generation of health professionals. Others train national staff in less formal environments. Building local capacity is central to the identity of the Christian Health Service Corps, therefore we actively seek out facility partners where we can have a lasting impact by discipling, and training local Christian physicians and health professionals to serve in their own communities.
Chogoria Mission Hospital is one of these facilities. Chogoria is a Kabarak University Family Practice residency site, where medical resident are engaged in a 3-year residency training program.
CHSC missionary physicians Dr. Jared and Dr. Jenny Brockington are serving as faculty in the Kabarak University family practice residency at Chogoria Mission Hospital. There are ongoing long-term medical, dental and surgical needs at this facility. Short-term volunteers are often needed at this facility and are processed on a case by case basis depending on need and medical specialty.
CHSC support staff needs at this facility:
- Teacher to help with home schooling on the mission station
- Hospital/ Missionary Chaplain
- Information Technology Specialist
- General admin support such as social media
Language: The Meru and Tharaka peoples speak Kimeru and Kitharaka respectively. However, both English and Swahili are widely used spoken in Kenya. All medical records and charting is done in English.
Housing: Housing is available for long-term missionary staff and it has running water, refrigeration, electricity, and both gas and electric cooking facilities.
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