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Eccezionale 4.9rating (31)

Medical Outreach

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2 - 50 settimane  ·  Età 18 - 50+

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Punti Salienti

  • 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

Particolarmente adatto per

Età 18+
Singoli
Coppie
Famiglie
Gruppi
50+

Sul programma

This program involves visiting areas without access to healthcare to treat URIs, UTIs, STIs, GI & skin infections, wounds, plus HIV and malaria testing and treatment.

The Importance

This program involves providing free medical care in areas with very limited or no access to healthcare. Many people in Uganda cannot afford to go to hospitals and pharmacies, so we come to them instead. They often do not have a lot of education on hygiene or access to clean water, ...

Sul programma

The Importance

This program involves providing free medical care in areas with very limited or no access to healthcare. Many people in Uganda cannot afford to go to hospitals and pharmacies, 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 become life-threatening.

What we do

During our medical outreach programs, we test patients for HIV, hCG and Malaria. We also treat many illnesses and infections, such as: URIs, UTIs, and STIs, GI infections, skin infections and wounds. We provide families with mosquito nets to help prevent future malaria infections and hand out mama kits to expectant mothers. In most health facilities, the supplies needed during delivery are not provided and pregnant women could be turned away if they do not bring them, risking the lives of the mother and baby. Each mama kit we hand out contains everything needed for a safe delivery.  We also hand out reusable sanitary pads to girls and young women, increasing their chances to complete school, work and live successful lives. Every child at our outreaches receives deworming tablets and vitamin A. Both are necessary for healthy growth and development. All treatment, including the medication and supplies, are provided free of charge. 

The team

Our medical team includes: MDU doctors, nurses, lab manager, support staff, people from the local villages and our volunteers from all over the world. Every outreach is a unique and rewarding experience. 

Requirements

All Volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19



Giornata tipica

Medical Outreach Tuesdays & Thursday

During our medical outreach programs, we test patients for HIV, hCG and Malaria. We also treat many illnesses and infections, such as: URIs, UTIs, and STIs, GI infections, skin infections and wounds. We provide families with mosquito nets to help prevent future ...

Giornata tipica

Medical Outreach Tuesdays & Thursday

During our medical outreach programs, we test patients for HIV, hCG and Malaria. We also treat many illnesses and infections, such as: URIs, UTIs, and STIs, GI infections, skin infections and wounds. We provide families with mosquito nets to help prevent future malaria infections and hand out mama kits to expectant mothers. In most health facilities, the supplies needed during delivery are not provided and pregnant women could be turned away if they do not bring them, risking the lives of the mother and baby. Each mama kit we hand out contains everything needed for a safe delivery.  We also hand out reusable sanitary pads to girls and young women, increasing their chances to complete school, work and live successful lives. Every child at our outreaches receives deworming tablets and vitamin A. Both are necessary for healthy growth and development. All treatment, including the medication and supplies, are provided free of charge. Our medical team includes: MDU doctors, nurses, lab manager, support staff, people from the local villages and our volunteers from all over the world. Every outreach is a unique and rewarding experience. 

Women’s Empowerment Wednesday morning

Volunteers will participate in a local Woman’s Empowerment Program. MDU partners with Change African Child International (CACI). At CACI, women are taught sustainable income generating skills. For example: tailoring, hairdressing, cooking, adult literacy and gardening. Once a week, the female volunteers, along with our MDU social worker, council a group of young women on many topics such as: hygiene, women's health, relationships and much more.  

Kisenyi Program Monday, all day & Wednesday afternoon

MDU works with the street connected kids in Kisenyi, the largest slum in Kampala. According to government estimates, as many as 15,000 children, ages 7-17, mostly boys, live on the streets in Kampala. Twice a week, the MDU staff and volunteers gather a group of street-connected boys and bring them to the program site. There, the boys get counseling, play fun games and receive a nutritious meal. Due to the poor conditions on the streets, the boys often come to the program with wounds, illnesses and infections. The MDU staff and volunteers treat the children during program and arrange for follow-up care at the nearby clinic if necessary. The goal of our program is resettlement. When possible, MDU re-connects the kids with their families or finds other options to keep them safe. MDU also has a sponsorship program making it possible for kids to go to school and get an education. 

School visits, Clinic visits, Home visits, Excursions Friday

Free time & Excursions Saturday & Sunday


Attività del tempo libero

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
  • adventure water sports
All of these are at the volunteers own cost, but are organized through our local partners to ensure the best price and experience. 

Our ...

Attività del tempo libero

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
  • adventure water sports
All of these are at the volunteers own cost, but are organized 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. 


Requisiti

Requisiti

Età minima: 18 anni

Per partecipare al programma è necessario avere almeno 18 anni alla data di inizio del programma. Potrebbero esserci delle esenzioni se si è in grado di fornire il permesso del proprio tutore legale o se si è accompagnati dai propri genitori.

Competenze linguistiche

È necessario parlare di Inglese (livello intermedio)

Controllo dei precedenti penali

necessario

Documenti necessari

2 References will be required

Restrizioni sulla nazionalità

Nessuna restrizione. Gli aiuti da tutto il mondo sono benvenuti.

Altre competenze

We encourage volunteers who have medical experience or training. However we welcome anyone who is willing to help out!

Impegno di tempo

Il vostro aiuto sarà richiesto lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì e venerdì da 08:00 - 16:00

Servizi inclusi

Servizi inclusi

Servizi per Making a Difference in Uganda

Fees include: 

  • accommodation in our beautiful volunteer house
  • full day orientation
  • airport pick up
  • 24/7 in country support
  • specific site orientation
  • 3 local meals at the MDU House

Volunteers have access to a full kitchen to stock food and drink of their choice, at their own expense.. Volunteers can also eat of at any one of the many restaurants available at their own expense.

In country transport provided with gas assistance from volunteers for MDU van or taxi at volunteer’s expense.

Prelievo dall'aeroporto a Entebbe International Airport

Our house staff will pick you up from the airport.

Alloggio

You will be accommodated in a lovely house with 24 hour security. 
The house has beautiful dorm rooms and are shared with volunteers of the same sex.  
Each dorm room has its own full western style bathroom with hot water. 
The house also has a large common area with a TV, quiet reading areas, a full kitchen, wifi and beautiful grounds overlooking Lake Victoria.

Cibo e Bevande

The MDU house mother will cook 3 local meals a day. There are also plenty of restaurants locally that you can eat out at. Local food on the street is a couple of dollars for a meal, buying food to cook at the supermarket can vary depending on what you cook. There is a full kitchen available to volunteers.

Accesso a Internet

Buon accesso al sito del progetto

Cosa NON è incluso?

Cosa NON è incluso?

Biglietti aerei

L'aeroporto più vicino è Entebbe International Airport (EBB) a Entebbe. Vi aiutiamo a trovare voli economici per Uganda. TROVARE VOLI ECONOMICI

Assicurazione di viaggio

Andare all'estero è un'avventura ed è sempre meglio essere preparati. Malattia o infortunio improvviso, annullamento o furto: un'assicurazione di viaggio per Uganda offre sicurezza ed è un vantaggio da avere. OTTENERE UN PREZZO

Vaccini

Se avete intenzione di fare volontariato a Uganda dovete chiedere un parere medico prima di iniziare il vostro viaggio sociale. Controllare le vaccinazioni richieste per Uganda. CHECKER PER I VACCINI

Dettagli all'arrivo

This program can be done anytime of the year. We will conduct a full day orientation when you arrive, usually on a Monday.

Disponibilità
gen feb mar apr mag giu lug ago set ott nov dic

Tariffe del programma

2 settimane (soggiorno min.) 380€
3 settimane 570€
4 settimane 760€
8 settimane 1.521€
16 settimane 3.042€
50 settimane (soggiorno max.) 9.506€
Tariffe medie 190€/settimana

Tariffe del programma

190€ tariffe settimanali 2 - 50 settimane Età 18 - 50+

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Durata

2 - 50 settimane

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Making a Difference in Uganda

Eccezionale 4.9 rating (31 recensioni)

Non-profit

Verificato da Volunteer World

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Lingue parlate: Inglese

Sul progetto

With Making a Difference in Uganda (MDU), volunteers will help transform lives with programs designed to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable Ugandans.

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** All Volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19**

Medical Outreach (Tuesdays & Thursday): During our medical outreach programs, we test patients for HIV, hCG and Malaria. We also treat many illnesses and infections, such as: URIs, UTIs, and STIs, GI infections, skin infections and wounds. We provide families with mosquito nets to help prevent future malaria infections and hand out mama kits to expectant mothers. In most health facilities, the supplies needed during delivery are not provided and pregnant women could be turned away if they do not bring them, risking the lives of the mother and baby. Each mama kit we hand out contains everything needed for a safe delivery.  We also hand out reusable sanitary pads to girls and young women, increasing their chances to complete school, work and live successful lives. Every child at our outreaches receives deworming tablets and vitamin A. Both are necessary for healthy growth and development. All treatment, including the medication and supplies, are provided free of charge. Our medical team includes: MDU doctors, nurses, lab manager, support staff, people from the local villages and our volunteers from all over the world. Every outreach is a unique and rewarding experience. 

Women’s Empowerment (Wednesday morning):  Volunteers will participate in a local Woman’s Empowerment Program. MDU partners with Change African Child International (CACI). At CACI, women are taught sustainable income generating skills. For example: tailoring, hairdressing, cooking, adult literacy and gardening. Once a week, the female volunteers, along with our MDU social worker, council a group of young women on many topics such as: hygiene, women's health, relationships and much more.  

Kisenyi Program (Monday, all day & Wednesday afternoon): MDU works with the street connected kids in Kisenyi, the largest slum in Kampala. According to government estimates, as many as 15,000 children, ages 7-17, mostly boys, live on the streets in Kampala. Twice a week, the MDU staff and volunteers gather a group of street-connected boys and bring them to the program site. There, the boys get counseling, play fun games and receive a nutritious meal. Due to the poor conditions on the streets, the boys often come to the program with wounds, illnesses and infections. The MDU staff and volunteers treat the children during program and arrange for follow-up care at the nearby clinic if necessary. The goal of our program is resettlement. When possible, MDU re-connects the kids with their families or finds other options to keep them safe. MDU also has a sponsorship program making it possible for kids to go to school and get an education. 

School visits, Clinic visits, Home visits, Excursions (Friday) 

Free time & Excursions (Saturday & Sunday)

31 recensioni · rating4.9

Henri Becker rating5

2023 at Medical Outreach

I greatly appreciate the time I could spend with MDU and the valuable lessons I learned during my time there. The staff was always there to help and support my journeys. Even when I got sick I felt really safe. I really believe MDU has a big impact in the medical and social Care in Uganda. I can ...
David rating5

2023 at Medical Outreach

As a volunteer at MDU you will experience an unforgettable stay in Uganda. I was part of the MDU family for a month and had a wonderful time. With both medical outreach and the boys program, you can really make an impact as a volunteer and help people. I can recommend it unconditionally. The ...
anais germain rating5

2023 at Medical Outreach

This experience was amazing. First time for me as volunteer but not the last. I wanted a medical program because I’m pharmacist and I wanted to stay in medical field. It was really interesting. We really make the difference. You are helping and not only watching, doing tests and giving medicines. ..
Joe Burns rating5

2022 at Medical Outreach

All very well organized from start to finish. Great staff at the local Volunteer House. The outreach work was worthwhile and very well organized and again the local medical staff were excellent. Also plenty of opportunity to travel at the weekends and see more of the countryside Uganda has to ...
marco caselli rating5

2022 at Medical Outreach

One of the most impactful experiences of my life. Beth and the rest of the team are great people, driven by a willingness to make a real difference in Uganda. With MDU you will have the opportunity to get in touch with harsh realities such as those of the slums and provide assistance to those less ...
Kristín Sara Stefánsdóttir rating5

2022 at Medical Outreach

I joined the program with MDU in July 2022 and it was one of the best experiences i have had. The staff is amazing, super fun and ready to help with anything. The programs are well organized, super much fun and I learnt alot. I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to see and experience ...

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