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Eloi Ministries

Medical Personnel

Kampala, Uganda

Health Volunteers work with us at a medical facility on grassroots level, where the need is most urgent and the impact can be the greatest.

About the Program

The people in Uganda are confronted with many problems especially concerning their health. 

Especially HIV/AIDS is a major public health issue affecting the people living in Uganda. The disease is transmitted mainly through sexual intercourse or sharing sharp instruments with infected people. Other methods of transmission include mother to child transmission and blood transfusion. In Uganda, interventions focusing on sexual behavioral change were initiated by the government to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the country. These interventions have been based on the ABC (Abstinence Be faithful Condom use) model. There have been other HIV prevention interventions that is: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) treatment; Safe Blood transfusion; Public Awareness Campaigns; Women empowerment and Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) testing.

According to the Ministry of Health, the current prevalence rate of adults between the ages of 15-49 is 7.3%.There is evidence that reveals that the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS is higher in women at 8.3% than in men at 6.1%. However, it has been stipulated that the reason for this discrepancy is that more women are participating in Voluntary HIV testing than men.

Moreover, at regional level, it has been discovered that prevalence rates range from 4.1% to 10.6% in Mid-eastern region and Central region respectively. These statistics show a need for development of interventions that can be implemented in order to tackle this issue.

Eloi Ministries plans to come up with behavioral change and prevention based interventions which targeting regions that have been affected mostly by HIV/AIDS epidemic. This program entails activities that will be undertaken to tackle this public health issue.

Besides the HIV/AIDS issues, our volunteers work also in other health-related fields like medical outreach concerning hygiene, water sanitation and other killer diseases like TB, cancer, malaria etc.

We welcome volunteers working with us in the health sector and contribute to solve these problems. 

Our Objectives Concerning HIV/AIDS

  • To provide community members with information about HIV/AIDS
  • To offer voluntary HIV/AIDS testing to community members
  • To empower affected people with tools to improve their wellbeing
  • To improve access of infected people to health care institutions

Prior to Arrival

The main airport in Uganda is Entebbe airport. It is about 45K from the ELOI Ministries headquarters in Kireka, Uganda (just outside of the capital city of Kampala). We will pick you directly from the airport and return you upon your departure. You may acquire a "tourist" visa at the airport upon arrival. The cost is $50.00 USD. You will need a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining time before expiring on it. You can carry your inoculation card that shows your vaccine records and have it available if asked.

Typical day

Your Tasks

Activities are likely to include some or all of the following:

  • Support medical staff in day-to-day healthcare services
  • Provide non-invasive health care assistance such as eye exams, Malaria and Dengue fever preventions, de-worming programs, diabetes screenings etc.
  • Provide basic assistance in outreach and home visits as well as patient clinic visits
  • Educate students and youth about healthy lifestyles and life skills
  • Conduct community outreach to heighten awareness of health-related issues, sanitation and environmental issues
  • Provide training to medical staff members
  • Attend Medical Staff meetings as necessary
  • Assist as needed with agenda and materials preparation and record minutes at specified committees
  • Maintain confidential credentials files and electronic medical staff database
  • HIV/AIDS voluntary counseling and testing 
  • Distribution of condoms and ARVs
  • Sex education
  • Reproductive health education
  • STIs Education and testing
  • Avocation for male circumcision as a preventative method

Free-time activities

There are various free time activities available:

  • National park visiting
  • Sight seeing
  • Grass lands
  • Visiting and hiking in the forests
  • Indoor games

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Winter Sports

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Education Requirements
Public Health Care at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
- Knowledge in health related field is a must
- Previous experience in a Medical Staff position is desired
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate professionally ETC
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Any questions? Just ask. We at Eloi Ministries are happy to help you.

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The indicated price is for students. Working people and retired people must pay a little bit more. 

All the above prices include:
  • All meals
  • Accommodation
  • Internet
  • Transport fares from the airport on arrival and back to the airport on departure
  • A trip to any tourist site in Uganda can be arranged

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

We will pick you up at the airport and drop you off again for your departure.

Accommodation

Eloi Ministries has a good banglow building which has great accommodation facilities, strategically located with easy access to Kampala city centre which renders it secure and accessible. The house is self contained, with WiFi internet, small shared rooms of two to three occupants, cable TV, CCTV CAMERA surveillance, warm showers and electricity for lighting and ironing in a family setting among other amenities.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bedroom (Single) Bungalow Bedroom (Double) Camping
Food & Beverages

Vegetarian and non vegetarian foods available. Uganda is blessed with numerous fruit types which are also available.
A volunteer is entitled to four meals a day namely breakfast, lunch, evening tea, and dinner.
Two Bottles of mineral drinking water daily etc.

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.
Costs (Prices in USD)
2 weeks (min. stay)
$700.00
3 weeks
$860.00
4 weeks
$1,021.00
5 weeks
$1,181.00
9 weeks
$1,823.00
17 weeks
$3,106.00
50 weeks (max. stay)
$8,400.00
Average fees
$259.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kampala/Uganda between 2 weeks and 50 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Eloi Ministries will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Uganda.
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 Eloi Ministries during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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