To work with Children and their adult care givers on how to maintain a safe health home Environment, Disease prevention, care and treatment.
Village Hope International exists to help deprived, excluded
and vulnerable children who have the capacity to improve their lives and the
opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and
positive change in their communities. This program consists of activities that address
Disease prevention, care and control. The following areas of volunteering are
available in following Area;
1. Promotion of personal hygiene; This activity is specially designed to
prevent Hygiene related diseases among children and their adult care givers.
Dental Health problems, Cholera, Diarrhea, Dysentery and Typhoid have got
causes related to negligence of personal Hygiene. We encourage Volunteers with
Natural and professional skill of public Health to join us in this bid to
promote personal Hygiene. Personal Hygiene is also good at preventing Skin
diseases like Ring warms, fungal infections among others.
Our volunteer in this area work with; Local Health practitioners, Doctors and Village Health teams in Home steads, in community meeting and in our Partner Health facilities- both private and Government owned, to pass the message of good personal hygiene directly to the local communities. Where need be for diagnosis, we offer them preventive gear like latex gloves among others.
2. Maintaining proper home environment; Home environment contributes a lot to the health of the members of a house hold. In most case, there are very many diseases that are related to Home environment. This is a public health concern, therefore, we encourage volunteers with skills in this preventive health area to register for it. We carry out activities like sensitizing the locals on the importance of having a pit latrine in a home, having a plates stand and avoiding decomposing garbage's near homes.
3. Home based management of common childhood diseases; You will work with our partner institutions, schools and in meetings to train care givers and children on nutrition, maternal Health, and first aid skills.
4. HIV/AIDS and Malaria sensitization, prevention and care; This includes training people through public meetings, workshops, preventive measures of HIV/AIDS, malaria prevention, care and treatment. Work to prevent stigma, if your a medical Doctor, You will be joining other local doctors to carry out medical camps in Schools, at Major Health facilities to carry out voluntary testing, counseling and care for malaria and HIV?AIDS.
Uganda is a small country, relatively the size of England but endowed with a lot of Natural resources widely distributed across the country for you to see and explore. There are many mountains, rivers, lakes, games reserves, forest reserves, different cultures among others. Uganda is an exclusive safari destination from other African countries because of its large forested area with Afro-montage forest found mainly on Mount Elgon, Lowland rain forest and their openness gives you a stunning sight of the forest creatures like gorillas, chimpanzees, monkeys, butterflies and birds. If you go through the country’s National parks and game reserves, you are likely to encounter safari favorites like Lions, Gorillas, leopard, buffalo, elephant, giraffe and other several varieties of animals not found anywhere in Africa. Uganda has over 10 protected National Parks and game reserves. There are protected plain animals, forest environment, Savannah, and the related animals. Nevertheless the current one with tourist amenities include, Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Murchison falls national park, Semliki, Budongo, Kanyiyo and Pabidi forest reserves, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo, Mgahinga.
Pick up Airport is Entebbe International Airport by one of the following VHI staff or Board members; Tiwa Bob, Higenyi James, Dagu Michael, Kwaga Jackline and Muhwana Michael. The driving time is 30 minuts to our Kampala office and 3 hours to project site.
The hotels are located between 150 meters and 12 kilometers away from our offices, a workable five minutes and 20 minutes driving distance respectively, are these accommodation facilities. Cleaned daily, double bed, internet, hot water shower services are provided at no extra cost.
Meals includes; Breakfast ( a combination of eggs, bread, coffee, tea, sausages and other are served), Lunch and supper of your choice is served ( this may be burgers, chicken chips, rice chicken, pizza among other local and international dishes with a drink of your choice).