Allow Uganda to change you. CFHI provides immersion programs with an assortment of programs such as rabbit farming as an effective way to fight food insecurity in rural areas and attending home visits with Village Health Teams as they educate their community members about powerful preventative health practices. Take part in the following programs to learn and observe how local healthcare professionals are addressing the needs of their communities, while building upon their strengths and resources:
Maternal Child Health, HIV, and Realities of Health Access
Nutrition, Food Security, and Sustainable Agriculture
OMNI MED: Community Health Workers and Global Health
Become a part of the community in Kabale, a town in southwestern Uganda by living in local apartments with other program participants. Additionally, CFHI participants may organize weekend trips to nearby destinations. Students on the OMNI MED program will have the chance to explore the capital city of Kampala.
- Become a part of the community in Kabale, a town in southwestern Uganda, and learn about their ground breaking integrated approach to addressing The Bread Basket Paradox and improving food security and nutrition.
- Witness the positive impact of these programs on individuals economic situations and maternal and child health in their communities.
- Approximately 45% of children under the age of 5 are suffering from severe malnutrition.
- An estimated 40% of the population is living below the poverty line.
- Theres no shortage of food in Uganda, yet the majority of its poorest households are reported to be food insecure, with poor health and disease exacerbated by malnutrition.