Uganda Medical Expedition

Study Medical Science & Public Health in Uganda

For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa." The Kingdom of Uganda is a fairy tale. The scenery is different, the climate is different and most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa...what message I bring back...concentrate on Uganda.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Upon arrival in Jinga, Uganda, your group will transport to your accommodations and meet the team from International Medical Relief you will be working with on this expedition. Enjoy a group dinner to get acquainted and prepare for the days ahead!

Wake up to breakfast provided to you at your accommodation. After breakfast, you will attend the required team orientation to further prepare you for clinic. Your team leader will assign your roles for clinic, go over our clinic protocols, and discuss the communities you will be serving in Uganda.

After orientation, you will be free to go into the city to explore or relax at the hotel. Be sure to get a good night’s rest as you prepare for your first day of clinic the following day!

Wake up each day and have breakfast at your accommodation then pack the supplies bags and depart for clinic.

At our clinics in Uganda, you can expect to see many people greatly in need of acute medical and dental care and community health education.. Malaria, respiratory infections, and diarrheal disease are among the most common causes of premature death in Uganda. You will play an important role in the treatment and prevention of these common infections.

After clinics, depart back to your hotel for dinner and free time in the evenings.

Enjoy a group breakfast in the morning and depart for a safari! Expect to see the “big five”–the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros!

After your day safari, you and the team will depart back to Entebbe for an overnight stay.

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then bid farewell to beautiful Uganda as you head to the airport for your international flight home. Interested in extending your stay? Contact us to experience more of Uganda!

Karibu Uganda!

Join us as we return to Uganda to provide lifesaving care and extensive health education in small villages around Kampala and Jinja in partnership with International Medical Relief. We partner with multiple Ugandan organizations in diverse locations to provide healthcare to patients with significant acute medical and dental conditions. Your group will participate in an ongoing effort to empower communities to take steps for better preventative care through community health education and in training community members to help others in their communities. Please join us in this remarkable country!

In Uganda, 16 women die every day in childbirth. In 2016, there was a doctor to patient ratio of 1 doctor to 24,000 patients. The hygiene in public hospitals is among the worst in Africa. There is no free medical or dental care for the poor, in a country where 20% of the people live below the poverty line and many, especially in the north, live without toilets of any kind. One-third of children under five years old are stunted in their growth. Undernutrition is an underlying cause of 60 percent of deaths for children under five and micronutrient deficiencies, including Vitamin A and iron, are highly prevalent in women and children. Uganda’s population is the second youngest in the world, with half the country’s population younger than fifteen years old.

The country has grown by more than 10 million people in the past ten years. Four out of five Ugandan youth (21% of the total population) are unemployed–the highest rate in Africa. For all of these reasons and more, Uganda is a country greatly in need of acute medical and dental care and community health education. Malaria, respiratory infections, and diarrheal disease are among the most common causes of premature death in Uganda.


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