Uganda Public Health Program

This is a project promoting general public health improvement through our partner in Uganda. Volunteers travel with and work alongside Ugandan counsellors in a variety of programs, directly benefiting 10 rural communities and 7 secondary schools. Volunteers will be engaged in a combination of the activities including clinical work, village outreach and school outreach.

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What to Expect?

Village Outreach

Public speaking and mentoring in various rural communities respecting HIV/AIDS, malaria, hygiene, family planning, reproductive health, nutrition, early childhood feeding, sanitation, women's rights and domestic violence.

This is the most important and most common activity undertaken by volunteers. Volunteers talk to people in village meetings, private homes, and churches. They design their own seminars based on predetermined subject matter. Basic training and educational materials are on site, but volunteers are encouraged to bring new materials as well.

Secondary School Outreach

Public speaking and mentoring of youth about teen issues. These may include drug abuse, pregnancy, STDs, sexual education, and decision-making. Volunteers visit schools weekly speaking directly to students about issues affecting them. Again, volunteers will design their own speeches, but will be given basic training and access to educational materials in order to prepare themselves.

Clinical work

Volunteers work either in a village or school clinic dressing wounds, treating patients, and helping the on-site medical personnel according to their skills and education. Periodic events include HIV testing and counseling days, mosquito net giveaways, and home visits to meet and greet patients may happen according to funding.

As the local need changes frequently, volunteers will take part in a flexible schedule, which includes some or all activities offered by the program. The exchange of ideas, experiences, and culture is encouraged. This project may require walking long distances in the sun.

This project requires walking long distances in the sun. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag, and protective clothing and walking shoes. Volunteers will be given a private room at the headquarters of the host organization as their home base. When work is done in surrounding villages, volunteers will be billeted short-term on site.

  • Program ID: # 2362
  • duration:
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
    More than 3 Months
  • location:
    Mukono
    Uganda
    UG
  • Fitness level:
    Moderately Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    Please contact program
  • Costs From:
    $1000 to $1500
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Community Development Projects
    Women's & Youth Programs
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