About the Trip
Join The Curiosity Project as we partner with FINS Medical Universityand Great Lakes International Hospital to facilitate the Impact Health Uganda project.
In partnership with FINS we will train and equip medical and nursing students while providing community health clinics to support their outreach efforts. You will have the opportunity to participate in a combination of mobile clinics, community health workshops, training for local medical staff and clinic days in the newly opened training hospital.
All medical professionals are needed, there are also a few spaces available for non-medical volunteers to help with logistics and program coordination. OBGYN specialists greatly needed!
About the Country
Named 'The Pearl of Africa' by Winston Churchill, Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It houses one of the richest natural environments in Africa and has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world.
Ugandans often have to travel 50 plus miles to obtain their basic and specialized health care needs, like maternal and child health, sexual health, Malaria, HIV and Tuberculosis care.
About the Clinic Sites
Fort Portal is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. It comprises of both KabaroleDistrict and the Toro Kingdom.
FINS serves a community of about 5 million people in the Rwenzori Region. The capacity of most hospitals in East Africa has remained limited to treatment of tropical diseases with limited medical equipment, medicine and health workers.
FINS Medical University Teaching Hospital aims to provide the highest level of quality care, with a focus on diagnostic capabilities and training for the students. This hospital will serve the community and provide the students of the university with practical application training.
Western Uganda has a limited infrastructure in health care institutions and training opportunities as they lack the resources to provide efficient clinical education and care.
About the Program Cost
The cost to participate in The Curiosity Project medical service trip to Uganda is
$2,200. This program cost covers all accommodations, meals, clean water, and transportation once in-country, including buses/cars/taxis, fuel costs, drivers, tips and fun excursions! Costs also include the coverage of translators, medications, program supplies, community health training materials, travel and evacuation insurance, Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) with the State Department, medical license transfer procedures, and all associated shipping costs. Additionally, an excursion and other cultural touristic activities are included. Please note, international airfare, alcohol, internet access, laundry, and personal souvenirs are not covered in the program cost. Your donation will be tax deductible.