Join the Uganda Medical Volunteer Camp

Ssamba Foundation organizes three medical camps in Uganda, every year, one in May and two during the summer holiday in July and August. The Uganda Medical Volunteer Camp offers skilled medical professionals with the chance to experience a new culture and working environment, while learning and developing their specialized medical knowledge.
 
The Uganda medical volunteer camp run by Ssamba Foundation is best suited to professional medical and medical students aiming to gain valuable experience in an outreach medical setting and learning more about tropical diseases. Medical students gain practical medical and nursing experience. This is a very unique opportunity to gain first-hand medical experience working in Uganda. You’ll also get to broaden your understanding of healthcare issues from another part of the world. Contact Us to learn more about the exact dates of the Uganda medical camps.
 
UGANDA MEDICAL VOLUNTEER CAMPS PROGRAM

The Uganda medical volunteer camp provide free prevention education, health talks, awareness, counseling, testing, treatment, and other informational programs to rural communities of Mukono district. The Uganda medical volunteer camps run for 2 weeks only and reach out to over 4,000 patients.

Our medical teams provide services such as: vaccinations for different diseases, family planning, screening and treatment for general diseases, epilepsy clinics, dental services, cervical cancer screening, eye care, voluntary counseling and testing for HIV, antenatal care, vitamin-A supplementation, and de-worming.

The big turnout is always a clear indication of the urgent need for medical care in these rural communities. The numbers of different medications needed to treat the many different illnesses is high. The Uganda medical volunteer camp give many people the rare opportunity to see medical professionals.

Uganda Medical Volunteer Camp

People are treated directly at the medical camps when possible. Those cases that are not within the capabilities of the camps, are referred to better equipped facilities and the local hospitals. As an example, during one medical camp, the screening process identified nine women with cervical cancer. We were able to diagnose and refer these women for treatment early enough to potentially save their lives.

VOLUNTEER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Your exact role at the Uganda medical volunteer camp will be determined by your level of medical experience as well as by the enthusiasm and effort which you show to the local staff. You may find more practical opportunities arise once you get to know the local staff and if you can demonstrate a good understanding of local medical conditions.

Uganda Medical Volunteer Camp

Ssamba Foundation strives to improve the health conditions of children and adults in poor communities of Uganda through various medical and healthcare intervention projects. If you are currently studying or recently graduated this medical camp in Uganda will boost your resume / CV and allow you to help people in the developing world. 

The type of hands on work you will be allocated will depend to an extent on your own abilities and capabilities, which is understandable given that you will be dealing with patient health and safety. Volunteers/Interns are not allowed to perform the major identification or surgery works.

You can help out in simple but practical ways, vastly increasing your own knowledge and understanding of medical practice. Volunteers participating on our Uganda medical volunteer camp measure BP, temperature, height, weight assist doctors and medical staffs with all tasks. You also help distribute medicines, provide tips to patients on health, nutrition and sanitation and counseling patients, and involve yourself in the treatment for minor injuries or wounds and keeping patient records.

Uganda Medical Volunteer Camp

MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE  COSTS

  • 2 Weeks Medical Camp – USD$610

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be 18 yrs and above 
  • Medical Students & Professionals.
  • Pre-med Students are also welcome
  • You must speak some English (you don’t need to be fluent) 
  • We recommend travel/life personal insurance 
  • You must commit at least 2 weeks’ stay
  • You must be Sociable, Energetic, Positive & Fun!
  • Learn more about Who can Apply?

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

All volunteers based in Mukono (up to 10 at one time) will live together in a warmly family-home. Delicious 2 meals are provided each day, which consists of local foods, such as matooke (mashed plantain), posho (cornmeal), potatoes and rice or noodles. They are generally served with beef, fish, peas, beans or groundnut sauce. Bread, eggs, vegetables and fruits are available for breakfast, vegetarians are also accommodated.

Volunteers staying at our Kyampisi Backpackers Home are assigned a bed based on capacity, arrival time and length of stay. All beds have good mosquito nets and you don’t need to bring your own sheets etc. Accommodation at this home is in shared dorm styled bedrooms and shared twin bedroom, accommodating up to 10 people when full. There are between 2-3 beds per room. The emphasis at the home is placed on a relaxed friendly family like atmosphere.

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