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UPA/MLTV/02 UGANDA UPA Guesthouse - 15/09/2020 31/12/2020

GET WELL GENERAL CLINIC
PROJECT CODE: UPA/MLTV/02
Background Get well general clinic was started up in 2011 in the distant/slum areas of
Lubaga division-Lubya parish; five (5) km from the capital city of Uganda. The
establishment of Get well was due to lack of proper health services in the
community as people had to travel long distances to access medical services
from the hospitals. The Clinic currently has a capacity of up to ten beds. It is
registered by the Medical board council of Uganda with a practicing
License.

Vision: To become a regional leader in holistic health care provision, combining
excellent clinical services with community based health approaches through
research, sensitization and advocacy.

Activities  Consultation
 Minor surgeries
 Peadeatrics
 Gynecology
 Maternity
 Dental Care
 Family Planning
 HIV testing and Counseling
 Immunization
 Health Outreaches
 Reproductive sensitization in schools
 Physiotherapy

Volunteer
qualities

 Open minded person
 Flexibility
 Passionate to volunteer
 Interest in medical though optional
Volunteer tasks  Working with/supporting 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 the clinic in seminars and trainings
 HIV counseling and testing.
 HIV sensitization and awareness in schools
 Participate and coordinate village Outreaches
 Follow up on activities
 Strategic networking

Uganda Pioneers’ Association

TOGETHER WE SHAPE THE FUTURE

Working Hours 8:00am to 5pm

Transport From UPA offices to Get well General Clinic, it is 2.5 km and this costs
Ugandan shillings 5000 with public transport to and from. It is also 10000
UGX with a hire motorcycle commonly known as Bodaboda.

Accommodation Volunteers can stay at UPA Guesthouse which is a shared accommodation

facility for various international volunteers.

Comments from
UPA

This is a new project with a great potential to engage a volunteers for both
personal and professional experiences

Communication The basis of communication at Get well general clinic is English though
majority of the patients and communities we operate in speak little English
and local languages.

Past Volunteers None

2. SCHOOLS
UPA partners with several schools that host international volunteers; these include
Kindergartens and Pre-Schools, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Schools for children
with special needs.
Note:
All volunteers choosing school projects should always remember to consider the school
holidays as laid out by the Ministry of Education and Sports in Uganda. That is to say Mid-April
– Mid-May, Mid-August – Mid-September and December to Early February.

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.