Medical Volunteer in Uganda
Medical Volunteer in Uganda & Health Promotion
Go for an African trip and work as a medical volunteer in Uganda in our health programs. Life in Ugandan community is no different to other regions of Africa and poverty still has a large impact on the quality of life the Ugandan people are able to enjoy. One of the largest problems Ugandan communities face through is a lack of medical knowledge, supplies and education. The Iko Poran – Uganda Medical Volunteer Placement encompasses a number of fields and medical professionals and students are sorely needed. Our priority health program areas include HIV/AIDS, adolescent sexual reproductive health, and community health (mitigation of malaria and other diseases), building the capacity of rural communities in their efforts/initiatives towards improvement of sanitation and hygiene among others. This project aims to increase healthcare for rural people, decrease the prevalence of endemic diseases and improve village health by providing public health projects and promoting health education.
On the Working Schedule of Medical Volunteers in Uganda
The volunteer’s duties will vary depending largely on their background and skill. Volunteer work on this project includes assisting with the running of a local health clinic where they will be involved with helping treating of Malaria, Tuberculosis and Syphilis, which are the most common health ailment in Uganda.
Please note: volunteers need to have a certification or proof of experience in a medical field, such as a medical student ID, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician’s credentials to participate in this Project.
Start Dates & Duration
Projects in Uganda start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Volunteers should arrive on Sundays.
You can choose to volunteer from 1 to 24 weeks.
Arrival Airport: Entebbe International Airport. Volunteers will travel by road, through the capital Kampala, eastwards to Jinja and northwards to Kamuli, a journey of 4-5 hours depending on traffic.
- The program fee is paid directly to the host organization.
- All of the projects incur a registration fee of U$ 149.00 on top of the program fee.
What does the volunteer in Uganda program fee include?
- Airport Pickup
- Orientation plus city tour on arrival at the project site
- Accommodation for all projects
- 3 meals per day
- Support from local staff & Program supervision
- In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
- In-country administration costs
There are no hidden costs. These projects are the most affordable to volunteer in Uganda.
IKPVA is an NGO based in a developing country. We are dedicated to helping you help others, at the lowest possible price. We are interested in making volunteering abroad more accessible so that more people can help do really important work.
Participants in our Uganda programs normally find US$ 50 to be sufficient for weekly expenses in the country.
The program fee should be paid to the host country and it is due 30 days before the project start date.
Accommodation & Meals
The type of accommodation depends very much on the project the volunteer will be working. Generally speaking, the following categories are available: Volunteer Apartment or Volunteer Guest House sharing with other volunteers. In all of our projects we ensure that the accommodation we provide is safe, secure and comfortable.
In these accommodation settings, volunteers live together but in private rooms. These can be very fun places to stay when volunteers from different nationalities live together. Each volunteer in Uganda will have a room of it’s own, however although in some cases two volunteers of the same sex will have to share a room. Housing conditions are basic, but all houses have electricity and running water. As compared to normal standards of Uganda, the accommodation can be regarded as more than adequate.
A “house keeper” ist taking care of each of the volunteer Guesthouses. He is responsible for preparing all the meals for the volunteers, and the general cleanliness of the house.
Requirements for Medical Volunteers in Uganda
Volunteers need to have a certification or proof of experience in a medical field, such as a medical student ID, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician’s credentials to participate in this Project.
You must be at least 18 years old at the start of your Volunteer in Uganda placement.
All volunteers must have adequate volunteer travel insurance and are required to provide credentials depending on the chosen program.
Language skill required for Uganda Volunteers
Knowledge of intermediate English is a pre-requisite.
You will have a competent support and advices from the local team and project leaders. Someone will always be available in the case of any emergency. Please keep in mind that you are in a different country and should take some precautions to avoid exposing yourself to certain risks.
The local coordinators will give you all the information to have a safe and unforgettable experience.
More Volunteer Opportunities in Uganda
Choose from a wide range of rewarding volunteer opportunities in Uganda.
If you love to work as a volunteer teacher, you can choose whether to teach English at school or coach football and sports for boys and girls. For the students at school and even adults, you can even help providing IT literacy as a volunteer.
Moreover, for medical students we offer a project specializing in AIDS Prevention.
You can also contribute for women’s rights as a volunteer on woman empowerment.
For the developing country is is also important to foster small businesses and startups, where you can help as a microfinance volunteer.
Furthermore, the construction volunteer project can help providing basic needs of the population, such as a water well.
Finally, you can help preserving Uganda’s biodiversity as an environmental volunteer.
Medical Volunteering abroad
Learn more our medical volunteer abroad programs in several countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America!
For instance, you can join a medical internship at the Pediatric Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, or provide healthcare for children at the Pediatric Clinic in Cambodia.
Medical students can also work on healthcare volunteering in Thailand, Surin.
The new volunteer project in Sri Lanka encompasses a pre-medical examination at Colombo’s modern hospital as well as a clinical psychology background – both of which require no medical knowledge. An ideal option for everyone who wants to study medicine and would like to have a practical experience before.
In South Africa, students can join a fascinating wildlife veterinary internship!
Find the overview of all our cheap volunteer abroad programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.