Medical & Health Volunteer Project
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation
Times of day
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Lwanga Zone LC1, Kibuye Parish, Makindye Division West Constituency
P.O. Box 29523, Kampala, Uganda – East Africa
Life in Ugandan community is no different to other regions of Africa and poverty still has a large impact on the quality of life the Ugandan people are able to enjoy. One of the largest problems Ugandan communities face through is a lack of medical knowledge, supplies and education. The Medical & Health Project encompasses a number of fields and medical professionals and students are sorely needed. Our priority health program areas include HIV/AIDS, adolescent sexual reproductive health, and community health (mitigation of malaria and other diseases), building the capacity of rural communities in their efforts/initiatives towards improvement of sanitation and hygiene among others. This project aims to increase healthcare for rural people, decrease the prevalence of endemic diseases and improve village health by providing public health projects and promoting health education.
The volunteer’s duties will vary depending largely on the volunteer’s 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 ailment 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 or gynecologist then you can work in the maternity ward assisting with prenatal and antenatal care. And if you are someone with some 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, giving educational seminars on nursing skills, nutrition or any other subject that you may think of in relations with community health care. You will also be conducting lessons to the Ugandan rural community groups on the dangers of HIV and how to prevent themselves from getting infected, home visits, counseling and testing services for HIV and AIDS.
Who is Eligible for this Program?
To join the medical & Health Project you must have certification or proof of experience in a medical field, such as a medical student ID, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician’s credentials. Due to the health risks involved, volunteers who are not properly trained in healthcare cannot support this project.
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- Training Provided
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
Complete and submit our online application form with the details of your chosen program and dates. You will then receive an email confirming that ASTCF has received your application. Within 48 hours (2 working days), you will receive an email from your ASTCF Principle Program Consultant acknowledging your application and confirming the project and dates of your volunteer program. In this email, you will receive more information about your chosen program, as well as details on how to pay the non refundable deposit on your program of US$150 which is required to validate and initiate the application process and to secure your placement. It will only take you a short time to complete this form: Online application.