Kabale, Uganda

Partner: Health Volunteer Overseas
Date: Recruitment is ongoing. Assignments are for two-four weeks. Contact Lauren Franklin, Volunteer Coordinator for additional information. l.franklin@hvousa.org
Program Cost: Accommodation is provided free of charge. HVO’s partner organization will provide transportation to and from Kigali International Airport. Volunteers are responsible for food and other personal costs.
Estimated Economy Airfare:$1,000-$1,500
Provider: Board eligible/certified (active or retired) pediatrician and pediatric subspecialists. Final year residents will be considered if accompanied by a qualified attending.
Medical Setting: Medical school and regional referral hospital

About the country: Uganda is a country in East-Central Africa,  bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda has more than 40 different ethnic groups, with over 90% of the population living in rural areas, making it one of the least urbanized countries in Africa. Kabale is located in the Great Lakes Region of Uganda. It is also fairly close to the mountain gorilla parks. It is a beautiful mountainous area with green terracing going up the hillsides. There are opportunities to gorilla and chimpanzee track and visit Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Buniyoni.

About HVO: Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care through the education, training and professional development of the health workforce in resource-scarce countries.  HVO’s model combines a unique, innovative volunteer structure to deliver health training and education with a collaborative partnership philosophy leading to sustained and measurable improvements. In 2018, HVO managed 101 projects in 18 different clinical specialties training more than 3,000 health care providers in more than 20 resource-scarce countries.

Additional pediatric training opportunities available in Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, St. Lucia and Kampala, Uganda.  Training opportunities are also available in the following specialties: anesthesia, dermatology, emergency medicine, hand surgery, hand therapy, hematology, internal medicine, mental health, nursing education, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, oral health, orthopaedics, physical therapy, and wound and lymphedema. Visit HVO at www.hvousa.org to learn more.

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