More and larger pictures here.Osteopathy in Kenia.
In 2011 and 2012, Marlies went to Nairobi with a group of osteopaths, doctors and the local healthcare staff to participate in a medical project organized by the Divinity Foundation. The expedition in 2011 was the first to include a Dutch-Flemish team. The Divinity Foundation is a non-profit organization which was founded in 2008 by Nav Matharu, a British osteopath with roots in Nairobi. The foundation offers medical, educational as well as food aid projects, to support children and women who urgently need help. At least two times per year, a 2-week medical expedition is organized. Osteopathy schools from different countries support the activities of the Divinity Foundation, by the means of donations and manpower.
How is an osteopath able to contribute medical projects in Kenya? What is the accessibility of osteopathic treatment in Kenia like and how is the follow up after the medical expedition? These were a subset of questions which were considered by Marlies before her departure to Kenya. In the professional journal „de Osteopaat” , Marlies wrote an article about the medical expedition in Kenya. In this article, a lot of questions, as well as pros and cons and experiences are discussed.
The full article written in „De Osteopaat”, can be found here.