UGANDA

Company : International Medical Relief
Location : Jinja
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 3000+ to 3000+ $ Dollars (US)

Join IMR as we return to Uganda to provide lifesaving care and extensive health education in small villages around Kampala, Jinja, and beyond. IMR partners with multiple Ugandan organizations in diverse locations to provide healthcare to patients with significant acute medical and dental conditions. 

Join IMR as we return to Uganda to provide lifesaving care and extensive health education in small villages around Kampala, Jinja, and beyond. IMR partners with multiple Ugandan organizations in diverse locations to provide healthcare to patients with significant acute medical and dental conditions. Your team will work with some very special patients during your trip! Your team will also participate in an ongoing effort to empower communities to take steps for better preventative care through community health education and in training community members to help others in their communities. Please join us in this remarkable country! As Winston Churchill wrote in 1907, 'For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa." The Kingdom of Uganda is a fairy tale. The scenery is different, the climate is different and most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa….what message I bring back….concentrate on Uganda.” Please join IMR to experience one of Africa’s friendliest, safest, most secure, stable countries, designated as the "best country to visit' by Lonely Planet. Come see for yourself as you care for the people of this beautiful land.

 
In Uganda, 16 women die every day in childbirth. In 2016, there was a doctor to patient ratio of 1 doctor to 24,000 patients. The hygiene in public hospitals is among the worst in Africa. There is no free medical or dental care for the poor, in a country where 20% of the people live below the poverty line and many, especially in the north, live without toilets of any kind. One-third of children under five years old are stunted. Undernutrition is an underlying cause of 60 percent of deaths for children under five and micronutrient deficiencies, including in vitamin A and iron, are highly prevalent in women and children. Uganda's population is the second youngest in the world, with half the country's population younger than fifteen years old. The country has grown by more than 10 million people in the past ten years. Four out of five Ugandan youth (21% of the total population) are unemployed--the highest rate in Africa. For all of these reasons and more, Uganda is a country greatly in need of the acute medical and dental care and community health education provided by IMR. Malaria, respiratory infections, and diarrheal disease are among the most common causes of premature death in Uganda. You will play an important role in the treatment and prevention of these common infections. Join us!!
 
Your team will fly into Entebbe and transfer to a nearby hotel where you will spend your first night. From day two onward, you will be accommodated in Jinja in a clean, comfortable but modest hotel. Your team will have the opportunity to explore many small villages while providing care. A village stay for one night may also on the agenda!
 
In clinic, you will find that your efforts make a tangible difference as you treat many patients with infectious disease, large wounds, and a great deal of mosquito and water-borne illness. You'll be able to do house calls for homebound elders, provide acute care for the large Albino community in the surrounding area, and work in a village that will welcome your care with open arms and giant hearts.

After a busy clinic schedule, the team will see some of the world’s most amazing animals “up close” on your one-day safari, which is included in this trip! Uganda is an excellent place to spot the "big five"--the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros! But that's not all, your team will also have the chance to visit Lake Victoria and the infamous equator line which separates the southern and northern hemispheres. 
 

You’re journeying halfway across the globe, have you considered extending your stay to visit some of Uganda’s top spots? Join International Medical Relief on an exclusive trip extension provided by our partner, Worldwide Navigators!

Trek into the mountain rainforest as you search for the famed gorillas in the mist
Explore the spectacular Virunga Volcanoes
Experience a guided walking safari at Lake Mburo National Park

 

Start Dates

Feb 29-March 8,2020

Costs / Benefits

$3,000-$3,300

Requirements

Medical mission trips with IMR provide short-term volunteer opportunities abroad for medical professionals and dental professionals, students, and non-medical volunteers with any level of experience. Our medical and dental clinics provide free healthcare and health education in more than 70 countries in areas where care is limited or difficult to obtain.

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