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UPA/MLTV/01 UGANDA Galilee community General Hospital - 15/09/2020 31/12/2020

HOSPITALS
GALILEE COMMUNITY GENERAL HOSPITAL
www.galileeroyalfreehospital.org
PROJECT CODE: UPA/MLTV/01
Background Galilee Community General Hospital was started up in 2008 in the slum areas of
Lubaga Division, 5 km from the capital Kampala. The establishment of Galilee
was due to lack of health services in the area as people had to travel long
distances to the public hospitals. The hospital currently has a capacity of up to
forty inpatient beds. It is registered by the Medical board council of Uganda with
a practicing License.

Aim To become a regional leader (East Africa) and international partner in holistic
health care provision, combining excellent clinical services with community
based services, research, education and advocacy.

Activities  Consultation

 Major and Minor surgeries
 Pediatrics
 Gynecology
 Dental Care
 Orthopedics
 Maternity
 Family Planning
 HIV testing and Counseling
 Immunization
 Outreaches
 Mobilization
 Physiotherapy
 Anti-Retroviral Therapy Centre
 Tuberculosis screening and Testing

Uganda Pioneers’ Association

TOGETHER WE SHAPE THE FUTURE
Volunteer task  Working with the health Team

 Helping on-medical personnel basing on skills possessed by volunteer
 Engage in patient home visits
 Provide hand in immunization
 Ensuring patient care is maintained
 Early childhood growth & development lessons
 Represent hospital in seminars and trainings
 HIV counseling and testing
 HIV sensitization and awareness in schools
 Participate and coordinate village Outreaches
 Registration and assessment of new beneficiaries
 Follow up on activities
 Administrative/office work
Volunteer qualities  being emotionally strong

 motivated
 open minded
 Volunteers with medical background and administrative skills

Working hours The volunteers are required to be at the hospital at 08.00 and work will finish at
17.00 from Monday to Friday but community outreaches may be conducted on
selected days

Transport From UPA Guesthouse/Nansana to Galilee community general hospital, it is 7
kms and it costs 10,000 Ugandan shillings (to and from) by a hired motorcycle
(Boda Boda) or 5,000 Ugandan shillings (to and from) by public means.

Accommodation Volunteers can stay at UPA Guest house although Galilee community general
hospital can arrange with different families to host its volunteers near the
project. The volunteer can also be placed near UPA Guesthouse in a host family.
Comments from UPAGalilee hospital can provide good experience to the volunteer both in medical

and administrative skills.

Communication The medium of communication amongst staff, volunteers and administrators at
Galilee community general hospital is English. Though majority of the clients
speak little English and can only ably express themselves in local languages, the
local staff is always helping in translation.

Past Volunteers Germany, Netherlands ,Japan, Finland,Wales,Mexico,England

Participants are required to pay a participation fee of Euro 500 (five hundred Euros) on arrival
for a period of 1- 3months and 80 Euros (eighty Euros) in advance for each additional month/s.
The fee covers pick up from the airport or bus terminal upon arrival in Uganda, on-arrival
training (orientation), guesthouse maintenance, accommodation and other operational utilities
like water, cooking gas, power, kitchen utensils and a monthly contribution for those living in
host families, project evaluations and administration costs. Volunteers are advised to have a
comprehensive study of our volunteers’ guidebook to acquaint themselves with the dynamics
of volunteering with UPA and our projects before making decision.