You will be working with government health centres, private hospitals and clinics in one of the poorest regions of the Jinja district of Uganda. No matter what your level of health care knowledge is, there is a large amount of work that needs to be done. Local clinics are lacking in manpower, skills and equipment and your involvement will provide the local villagers with health care that they would not normally have access to.
If you are a medical student or medical professional you may be involved with assisting local doctors with consultations; assisting with government initiatives such as vaccinations and deworming; assisting with home visits and outreach initiatives in the local communities; and conducting health workshops.
Volunteers who do not have medical training are able to be involved with this program by assisting with health awareness workshops in communities and schools.
- When you join this medical volunteer program you will provide much needed medical assistance in rural communities where good medical care is not available to everyone
- Participate in health awareness education in rural Ugandan communities and conduct home visits
- Experience African culture living with a local host family and learn about local traditions and customs