Medical Voluntary Work in Uganda from US$270

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

This medical program encompasses a number of medical fields and both medical professionals and students are welcome to participate.

Our priority health program areas include HIV/AIDS, adolescent sexual reproductive health, and community health (day to day healthcare and mitigation of malaria and other diseases), and building the capacity of rural communities in their efforts/initiatives towards improvement of sanitation and hygiene among others.

This project aims to increase quality healthcare access for Ugandan people, decrease the prevalence of endemic diseases and improve village health by providing public health projects and promoting health education. Volunteers' duties will vary depending largely on your background and skill. Volunteer work on this project includes assisting with the running of a local health clinic where you will be involved with helping treating of malaria, tuberculosis and syphilis which are the most common health ailments in Uganda.

For example, if you are a registered nurse, medical doctor, lab technician, and paramedic or have a trained medical skill then you can participate in patient care such as diagnosing, injections, IV starts and lab work. If you are a mid wife then you can work in the maternity ward assisting with prenatal and antenatal care.

Finally, if you have an educational background in public health, then you can also participate in this project by helping the staff to record injections or immunizations, helping to dispense medications, beginning a painting or cleaning project, donating supplies, giving educational seminars on nursing skills, nutrition or any other subject that is required in the community you are placed.

For the medical placement, volunteers need to be training (minimum two years hands on clinical experience) or qualified in a relevant medical field. Therefore, volunteers are required to present a copy of their qualifications and certificates to our program partner on arrival in Uganda.

 

 

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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