New Nonprofit Organization Coordinates Medical Missions to Kenya
Medical Missions Kenya and Hunger Relief (MMK), a registered nonprofit organization in the state of California, mobilizes medical volunteers for medical missions to underserved communities in Kenya. Volunteer doctors and nurses provide health care services, such as basic medical screenings, disease management and prevention, and wellness training.
- (1888PressRelease) July 15, 2011 - Born out of a need to drive practical changes in healthcare systems in remote areas, Medical Missions Kenya and Hunger Relief (MMK) seeks to combat hunger, improve access to health care services, and promote health awareness education in underserved Kenyan communities.
Millicent Manyore, a native Kenyan and registered nurse, founded MMK after seeing firsthand how the lack of access to basic health care services impacted her family and village during a visit home to Nairobi seven years ago. "I realized then how little I knew about health and healthcare systems. It was then that I decided to go to nursing school. I knew I wanted to make a difference."
Founded in May 2011, MMK is a registered nonprofit organization in the state of California and has applied for 501c(3) status. MMK mobilizes medical volunteers to lend their services during two-week medical missions to Kenya. Volunteer doctors and nurses from around the United States and globally will provide basic health care services, such as diagnosis and treatment; establish partnerships with local health care providers, conduct community wellness training; and encourage healthy lifestyles and preventive health care.
Manyore urges doctors and nurses to volunteer their time for the upcoming medical mission to take place December 1-15, 2011. Doctors and nurses interested in making a difference and serving an underserved locale can find more information and an application form on the MMK website at medicalmissionskenya.org in the Volunteer section.
MMK also seeks assistance for much-needed medical equipment and supplies, such as a diabetic glucometer, blood pressure monitors, and medications. For more information about the organization or to make a donation, visit medicalmissionskenya.org.