STAESA is currently recruiting volunteers for its medical outreach programme to take place in Uganda in April 2017. This programme has been run biannually since 2010 and has seen some fantastic results. Back at the start of the programme, we had a humble number of volunteers, but each year, it has grown steadily. So, this time we are going big and trying to make a new record.
The outreach programme is targeted to all in the medical field: doctors, nurses, social workers, lab technicians, and medical students. While hubbed in Kampala, the volunteer team will augment to work of local medical professionals in very remote areas of the country where access to medical services is very difficult to come by.
Each team of up to 20 volunteers, together with the local medical officers, will work directly with the patients and with the community at large. Tasks with patients might include helping take medical history, taking vitals, labeling and packaging lab samples for analysis, performing basic lab schedules, giving treatments to patients, counselling. Other community tasks might include working on sanitation projects and helping to make the local water source potable. STAESA also visits schools among the villages to educate the children on health related issues.
Volunteers stay with host families, but sometimes, depending on remoteness of the location, you may be required to sleep in tents. Working hours: 8:00 am till 4:00 pm.
We urge volunteers to do some fundraising or procure some small medical equipment for the programme before leaving for Uganda.
Your application is read thoroughly by your country coordinator. We encourage everyone to apply since our infrastructure can handle many more participants. We want more people to walk away with a great African experience, so we look forward to reading all your applications.
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If we accept your application, you will be notified via email and will be asked to pay the $75 processing fee as soon as possible to ensure that we can reserve your placement. The deposit is not part of your programme fee. The entire programme fee should be paid before your arrival in Africa. Our preferred method of payment is wire transfer to our bank account in South Africa.