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Uganda Health Promotion

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Uganda Health Promotion

Help to promote health awareness amongst rural people and decrease the prevalence of endemic diseases in Uganda, a land of natural beauty and welcoming culture known as the “pearl of Africa”.

Prices from US$945

Home of the fabulous mountain gorillas, Lake Victoria and the source of the Nile, Uganda is often called the "pearl of Africa". It is a land where you can experience a truly welcoming culture and natural beauty without equal. Whether you’re exploring Uganda's vast game reserves, equatorial mountain forests, its island dotted lakes or its colourful, vibrant cities, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience. On your weekends you can discover the rich and colourful markets, nature and city life on this placement in deepest, most intense Africa.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the "pearl of Africa"
  • Promote health awareness in the local villages
  • Make lifelong friends

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Healthcare experience is recommended

FAST FACTS

Location Uganda
Activities Collaborating in education & prevention programmes
Assisting with medical & pyschological care (dependent upon experience)
Administration work
Spearheading awareness programme development
Liaising with other prevention organisations
Teaching at the local school
Working on a range of community initiatives
Transport Airport pick-up & drop-off
Accommodation Shared accommodation

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up & drop-off
Ground transfers
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

This project aims to promote health awareness amongst rural communities and improve village health by providing public health projects and promoting general health education and is ideally suited to individuals who come from a medical background.

Your duties will vary depending largely on your own background, skills and experience. Malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and syphilis are the most common health ailments in Uganda for which simple steps can be taken to reduce their prevalence. The health promotion programme is in its infancy and as a result you will be given a great deal of freedom to lead the project's direction and focus. This project therefore requires a certain amount of initiative and the ability to be proactive, working closely with the local reverend to bring incredibly rewarding results.

Volunteers will also be given the opportunity to immerse themselves within all aspects of village life throughout this unique project. You may have the opportunity to teach at the local school as well as participate in a range of community initiatives such as construction projects. 

Depending on your skills and qualifications you could be providing counselling, collaborating in education and prevention programmes or developing the administration and future objectives of the programme, including liaising with or assisting other groups engaged in HIV and other related programmes.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You'll fly into Kampala where you'll be met by a friendly project representative and transported to your accommodation.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You will either be staying in a cosy, clean, carefully chosen homestay, where you will be a member of the family and your hosts will work hard to make you feel as such, or you will stay in a local volunteer house depending upon availability and volunteer numbers at the time of your visit. It will be basic but comfortable, giving you the opportunity to experience Uganda like a local! You'll soon learn to live without the luxuries of Western society and find there are more important things in life!

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

The food you will be provided with will consist of delicious local dishes using fresh produce to create a cultural and tasty experience! Typically your diet will consist of beans, rice or noodles with vegetables such as cabbage, avocado, spinach and eggplant. Meat dishes such as chicken, beef or goat are eaten a couple of times a week and there will be no shortage of carbs in the shape of white bread, potatoes, pasta, matoke and cassava! Look out for the national drink, wagari, which is a type of gin made from bananas.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Uganda is a beautiful country. There are numerous opportunities to visit game reserves, forest reserves, national parks and cultural spots. Other activities include playing sports, water rafting, safaris and learning and watching African musical performances and dances. We recommend that you organise trips with local providers which will help support the local economy and give you the best of local knowledge.

COSTS

2 weeks US$945

Extra week US$345

DEPARTURE DATES

Weekly, please aim to arrive on a Monday.

DURATION

Your time on the project can be from a minimum of 2 weeks up to 6 months

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Ground transfers
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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