Canadian Nurses for Africa believe that access to basic health care is a universal human right.

Our mission is to provide free medical field care and preventative health care to communities in the Kakamega and Vihiga counties of Kenya.

CNFA is a nurse-led volunteer organization empowering experienced nurses to use their knowledge and skills in a field setting. We conduct medical missions in rural Kenya where we partner with Kenyan medical personnel and community workers. We treat a wide range of illnesses, with malaria and upper respiratory problems being the most frequent.

We also treat many wounds, burns, musculoskeletal injuries and do point-of-care diabetes testing. Along with our daily clinics, we conduct sexual health education classes for men, women and students. We also offer deworming programs in schools, and a jiggers eradication program which we support throughout the year. In most recent years, we have treated 650-1000 patients a day and have provided up to 3600 individual jiggers treatments a year.

The 2024 medical mission participants have been selected. Thank you for all who applied!
For the May 2025 mission, please apply by September 30, 2024. Application form can be found under the website Volunteer tab.  Or CLICK HERE

Clinic Day
De-worming Program
Wound Care
Sexual Health Teaching
Jiggers Treatment