HIV / Aids Prevention work in Uganda from US$270

Company : International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ)
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Humanitarian Projects / Medical, Health, Medicine
Country: Uganda
Location : Kampala
Duration: 1 week to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 250 to 2500 $ Dollars (US)

In Uganda, many areas are severely lacking in sufficient medical services and HIV/Aids awareness. Volunteers are needed to help stop the disease spreading through education and outreach campaigns.

Nearly every family in Ugandan villages and townships has had someone who is sick or has died from HIV. Therefore, education continues as an important weapon in the fight against this prolific disease. IVHQ volunteers work alongside local staff to provide awareness programs at both a community level (to schools, community groups and institutions) and at a personal level (with individual counseling and home visits).

The program is divided into four areas and volunteers generally participate on these as they are required and where they have experience/where they feel comfortable. Volunteer duties can include the following; Training members of the community to become peer educators in HIV/AIDS, nutrition and to be counselors; Providing outreach to HIV/Aids sufferers, through counseling, cooking, washing clothes, cleaning and delivering food supplies to those infected or affected by HIV/Aids; Compiling information and assisting in printing HIV/Aids awareness materials such as booklets, handouts and brochures which will be given to the Ugandan communities in which you work to prevent the spread and reduce the stigma of HIV/Aids; Educating secondary schools, churches and other community groups about HIV transmission and prevention.

This can also include the provision of free HIV blood testing and counseling to schools and other members of the community. NB Due to the specialized knowledge and skills required for the program, volunteers must have a working in history in an HIV/Aids environment or strong background knowledge on the subject.

 

 

 

Cost & How to Apply

  • This program is offered as part of a structured package with prices starting from US$270 (1 week) to US$2320 (24 weeks)
     
  • Included in this price is placements, in-country 24/7 support, information pack, airport pick up, orientation, program supervision, meals and accommodation for the duration of your stay
     
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Start Dates

Programs start on the first and third Monday of every month

Requirements

- Volunteers must be over 18 years of age at the beginning of the program.
Ÿ- Volunteers must speak fluent English.
Ÿ- Volunteers must present a recent criminal background check

Booking / Enquiry

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