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Official - Independent Club

Students’ Initiative on Healthcare in Africa

Japanese Name:


Keio Students’ Initiative on Healthcare in Africa has been focusing on studying global health and the medical system/health situation in Africa. From 2012 to 2017, we travelled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo every summer to promote healthcare with people in the DRC. We conducted health checkups and healthcare workshops at a primary school in the DRC. During the pandemic, we were unable to travel, but stayed connected to our contacts overseas through social media. We organized virtual classes focusing on wellbeing and health for the children at the orphanage we work with. Last year (2023), we finally travelled to Zambia for the first time after the pandemic. We conducted our usual health activities, including healthcare workshops on physical and mental health and public survey. We usually have a weekly meeting at Shinanomachi Campus along with study sessions. We also plan to visit Zambia this year, and continue to broaden our activities and connections domestically. For those who are interested in our group, please feel free to contact us. Our door is always open!

Orientation Schedule

April 3
10:30 - 12:00
Fourth Building Section A J433B
April 4
10:30 - 12:00
Fourth Building Section A J433B
April 5
15:30 - 18:30
κ Building (Kappa) Research Section κ16
April 9
18:30 - 20:00
ι Building (Iota) Research Section ι18


Activity Information

Activity Days

Sat / Other
mtgYes before traveling.

Activity Locations

Shinanomachi / Other

Activity Base

Shinanomachi (club room)

Yearly Schedule

​Spring (Apr. - Jun.)

Study session, travel preparation, welcome party for new students, pre-departure social gathering

Summer (Jul. - Sep.)

Travel to Zambia, study session

Autum (Oct. - Dec.)

Study session, post-trip debriefing session

Winter (Jan. - Mar.)

Follow-up party, OBOG meeting

Busy Period

Around May-August

*In addition to the annual schedule, various events can be held based on ideas from club members.

About Members

Number of Members

17 people

Number of Members by Years

2nd year: 2 people
3rd year: 1 people
4th year: 11 people
5th and 6th years: 3 people

Number of Members by Campuses

Hiyoshi / Mita / Yagami:1 people
SFC:1 people
Shinanomachi:11 people
Shiba Kyoritsu:4 people

Gender Ratio

Male:Female = 29:71

Ratio of Joining Multiple Clubs



Admission Cost


Yearly Cost


Instrumental Cost


Training Camp Cost


*Travel expenses apply. The amount to be paid varies each year depending on the number of people traveling and scholarships.

Information of Admission

Admission Limit

There is no deadline for membership, but if you wish to travel this year, please join by late April.

Admission Condition

We plan to ask you to submit a statement of your reasons for applying.

Accept Non-newcomers


How to Join

Contact your contact

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