Medical Outreach

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Coordinator | Hannah
Coordinator | Hannah

High­lights

Help vulnerable individuals with life saving medical care
Help conquer the HIV crisis with the provision of testing and counselling
Treat wounds that left uncared for can be life threatening
Meet amazing community groups and teach them about hygiene and disease
Learn more about how medicine is used in Uganda
This program involves visiting communities in the slums and rural areas to provide medical attention including wound care, HIV and malaria testing and medicine. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

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. 

Typical day

9am: Leave for outreach


9:30-10am: Set up medicine and stations for admission, testing, doctor consultation

10am-4pm: Deworming, HIV and malaria testing, wound treatment, provision of medicine

4pm: Pack up and head home

Free-time activities

In your free time there is many options for activities! A lot of our volunteers like to take extended weekends to do safari, gorilla trekking or adventure water sports. All of these are at the volunteers own cost, but are organised through our local partners to ensure the best price and experience. Our close proximity to Kampala means there is plenty of opportunity to explore the craft markets, eat local food and go to local events including soccer games. We encourage volunteers to travel on their weekends and will help arrange trips or activities. 

Water Sports
Swimming
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
We encourage volunteers who have medical experience or training. However we welcome anyone who is willing to help out!
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:00

What's Included

Services by Making a Difference in Uganda
These fees include your accommodation in our beautiful bungalow style house (more below), full day orientation for your first day, your program guide to help you prepare, 24/7 in country support and direction, organisation of your placement, and some meals.
Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport
Our program director will pick you up from the airport.
Accommodation
You will be accommodated in a lovely and secure bungalow style unit which you will share with someone of the same sex. Each unit has two bedrooms, a common area, kitchen and western bathroom. They all have hot water and access to wifi. 
Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages
Included in the program fee is some meals. All breakfasts are provided and some lunches and dinners. Where volunteers choose to eat out is at their own expense. There is a supermarket located nearby to pick up snacks or other items. 
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

This program can be done anytime of the year and is usually combined with our slum outreach. We will conduct a full day orientation when you arrive, usually on a Monday

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$ 126
2 weeks
$ 252
3 weeks
$ 378
4 weeks
$ 504
8 weeks
$ 1,008
16 weeks
$ 2,016
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 6,300
Average fees
$ 126 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Making a Difference in Uganda will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Making a Difference in Uganda during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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Medical Outreach

This program involves visiting communities in the slums and rural areas to provide medical attention including wound care, HIV and malaria testing and medicine.

$126/week

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