Volunteers with medical experience are needed to work in the local communities and rural clinics. Most clinics are very busy, understaffed; with limited medical supplies. There is a wide variety of cases but disease such as malaria, HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and syphilis, as well as childbirth/maternity needs are most common. Volunteers with medical training; doctors, nurses, paramedics, lab technicians participate in direct patient care such as diagnosing, injections, IV starts and lab work. Nursing and medical students are welcome and assist with tasks like dressing wounds, record and immunization chart keeping, helping dispense medications, helping to screen and organize patients and assisting with administrative needs or seminars. Volunteers can also work with the HIV/Aids Prevention Program – Volunteers work with along side the ACF staffs in providing HIV/AIDS education and support to rural communities. This project focuses on providing culturally sensitive methods of awareness and education with the goal of preventing transmission of the disease and seeks to offer assistance and encouragement to those infected with the virus. Some of the activities for volunteers include: Promoting safer sex through education, assisting with home-based care for victims with HIV/Aids, providing free blood testing for the disease, woman empowerment projects for surviving widows of the community, and most especially rural outreach programs to those in need with food distribution, assistance with activities of daily living and providing words of encouragement. Experience in this field is not required. Volunteers with a strong interest in making a difference are welcome.
Volunteers must have some medical experience to work with these projects. *Medical volunteers must submit a copy of their credentials or nursing certificate.
|Cost:||Volunteer pays $175 USD per week to cover for their accommodation, feeding, airport pick up, local transport|
|Location:||Katebo village; 59 miles from Kampala - Masaka Highway|
|Length:||2 weeks minimum|
|Address||1048 Irvine Avenue, #1029, New Port Beach, California, 92660, USA|
|Phone||(+)256 414 151 (cell - +256 782 626 342)|