Forever Thankful for this Experience

From the moment I arrived off the plane, I felt most importantly safe and supported especially as a young female travelling alone. The bus to Migori was comfortable and safe and I was met by Elective Africa representatives at the other side who went out of their way to host me, oriented me not only to the hospital but the whole town. The accommodation was more than perfect and comfortable. And my balcony over looking beautiful hills and houses was the perfect way to sit and relax and reflect after a tough day at the hospital.  Martha who helped me in the house was honestly just incredible. She cooked for me, cleaned, washed my clothes. She was like a super mum for me whilst here. Salome and Violet from EA not only supported me with the hospital but also went out of their way to immerse me in the local culture, with weekend outings as well as visiting a local orphanage which was a highlight for me. 

And as for my placement in the hospital, I don’t think anything could have prepared me for what I would experience. It was a rollarcoaster of emotions, both good and hard, but it was truly life changing and something I will hold close to me forever. All the doctors and nurses went out of their way to ensure I was a part of the team and got me doing procedures I would never be able to do back home. I will forever be thankful for this experience, and I believe it has made me a stronger nurse. I will definitely be back. Migori County has stolen my heart!!!!


Amy Ward

Charles Darwin University