Medical support in Uganda

The volunteer can help the community to reach the basic sanitary needs. For medical volunteer projects, volunteers have to be trained and qualified in the relevant medical field.

  • Get to know the culture and customs working hand in hand with the local population.
  • Know the needs of the community.
  • Contributes to primary care.
  • Know the techniques of the health system and contribute all your knowledge.
  • Live a unique experience knowing the culture and volunteers from all over the world.

What is this program about?

In this project, heThe tasks of the volunteer vary depending to a large extent on their experience and ability, but it is necessary for the volunteer to adapt to the rhythm of work and organization in Ugandan in order to have a successful experience. It is an internship-type program, in which volunteers work together with medical and nursing students in local internships that come from the capital’s universities to learn at the Fort Portal Reference Hospital.

The volunteer’s work in this volunteer project includes assisting in running a local health center, where you will be involved in helping to treat the most common health problems in Uganda, always supporting local doctors and nurses.

For example, if you are a nursing or medical student or have a trained medical skill, you may be involved in caring for patients, as well as diagnosis, injections, and wound healing. If you are a midwife or gynecologist/gynecologist, you can work in the maternity ward helping with prenatal care.

If you are a person with an academic background in public health you can also participate in this volunteer project, helping the staff to register injections or vaccinations, helping to dispense medicines and supplies, giving educational seminars on knowledge of nursing, nutrition or any other subject. you can think of it in relation to community health care.

How is the day to day and what will I do as a volunteer?

The day to day of the volunteer consists of a collaboration from Monday to Friday, approximately 4 or 5 hours, distributed during the morning or afternoon according to needs.

A typical volunteer day begins with breakfast at the accommodation with all the volunteers. At the end, the volunteers go to the project, where they meet with the local coordinator to organize the activities planned for the day.

Throughout the morning each volunteer contributes to the assigned tasks. A stop is made for lunch and, depending on the needs, they continue with the tasks or have free time.

The volunteer can visit nearby areas in his spare time. In the evening, the group has dinner and prepares for the next day.

Some of the activities that you will carry out during your volunteering are:

  • Activities in primary care.
  • Family care, gynecology, pediatrics, etc.
  • Cures.
  • Diagnosis.
  • Injections.

Requirements to participate

  • Be over 18 years old (except if you are traveling with your parents).
  • Cover the cost of the program according to weeks.
  • Have a mandatory travel insurance.
  • Respect cultures and religions.
  • Not have a criminal record.
  • Be proactive.
  • Follow the rules of local accommodation and projects.
  • Have an entry and exit ticket to the country in allowed tourist time.
  • Have a valid passport with more than 6 months.
  • Health training or ongoing training certificate.
  • CV and certificate of criminal offenses.
  • Fluent English.

Where will I be and when do I have to arrive?

Where will the accommodation be?

The airport you must arrive at is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Fort Portal. If you arrive on Fridays (there are specific arrival days, every other Friday), you will be picked up at the airport, in case you arrive at another time the coordination local will tell you how to get there.

Once you arrive you will stay at the volunteer’s house, located in Fort Portal, it is a very charming town.

The volunteer’s house has rooms that you will share with other volunteers, you will also share the bathrooms and common areas. The house has Wi-Fi, has bedding for each volunteer and drinking water.

Dates and method of arrival

The program is open all year with hours from Monday to Friday, for approximately 4 or 5 hours. The days of arrival in which airport pick-up is included are as follows.

Arrival with pick-up included on the following dates (every other Friday before 3pm):

  • January: 6 and 20
  • February: 3 and 17
  • March: 3, 17 and 31
  • April: 7 and 21
  • May: 5 and 19
  • June: 2, 16 and 30
  • July: 7,14,21 and 28
  • August: 11 and 25
  • September: 8 and 22
  • October: 6 and 20
  • November: 3 and 17
  • December: 8, 15 and 29

How long can I go?

You can be in the project from 2 weeks to 12 weeks.

How do I sign up?

To sign up is very simple, you only have to follow 5 very important steps, the first thing is once you have read everything that is included and not included and the costs that you have in the country tab.

  1. Fill out this form with the dates you want.
  2. You receive an official confirmation of place.
  3. Make a 1st contribution of enrollment to the program.
  4. You make a video call with the coordinator to better prepare your arrival.
  5. Sign the international volunteer agreement and complete the rest of the financial contribution as indicated by your coordinator..

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What can I see during the weekend?

If you are considering traveling to the Pearl of Africa, you will discover everything that this country has to teach you. Surely you have heard of mountain gorillas that can only be seen in three countries in the world: Uganda, Rwanda and the D.R. Congo. But there are many more things to see in Uganda, such as tenNational Parks that exist in its territory and that present an extraordinary biodiversity with an influx of tourists infinitely lower than that of its neighbors Kenya and Tanzania.

In Uganda you can go on safaris to observe all the African fauna you can imagine, including the big five of course, impossible trekking to find the fascinating mountain gorillas or the elusive chimpanzees and even see some of the most powerful waterfalls on the planet from various perspectives. . With all that there is to see in Uganda, it is no coincidence that it is called the Pearl of Africa.

Don’t forget your camera to show us every corner!