Medical volunteer in Uganda involves visiting communities in the slums and rural areas to provide medical attention including wound care, HIV and malaria testing and treatment. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
This program involves visiting different community and slum groups to provide medical care. For many people in these areas, they cannot afford to go to pharmacies and hospitals, so we come to them instead. They often do not have a lot of education on hygiene or access to clean water, so even a simple cut can be life threatening and cause major problems. There is a huge range of injuries and illnesses you could encounter while on this program but working with local doctors and community leaders we are able to form a plan of action to support these individuals. Where people require additional treatment or support we have partnerships with local clinics to provide the best possible ongoing care. HIV and malaria testing are a big part of the work we do, as they are very common amongst these communities. We always use these issues as opportunities to counsel on how to avoid disease, cleanliness, the use of mosquito nets and other relevant topics.
Medical Volunteers must be 18 years or older at the time of joining the project. Participants should have an open mind and flexible attitude for working in a new and different environment. The volunteer should bring energy and enthusiasm to make a difference. Medical volunteers must provide a clean criminal background check report, CV, Passport Copy as well as other documents and credentials pertaining to their qualifications prior to joining the program. Pre Med, Medical, Nursing students and CNA’s can join the program.
Volunteer tasks under the medical and healthcare program in Uganda may vary and depend on the level of experience, qualifications, medical training etc. If you have experience in the medical or health profession you might do tasks and activities which include the following:
The schedule for the volunteers remains as follows;
The same volunteer work schedule continues from the second week onwards