Date: August 15-24, 2019
Partner: International Medical Relief
Program Cost & Application Fee: $2,850
Estimated Economy Airfare: $2,500
About International Medical Relief: International Medical Relief (IMR) is a leader in global health and development, working in 57 countries around the world. IMR offers short-term assignments for volunteer medical and dental professionals, as well as students and non-medical volunteers.
About the mission: Join International Medical Relief and experience one of Africa’s friendliest, safest, most secure, and stable countries. Volunteers will be traveling around to small villages providing lifesaving care and extensive health education. Your team will work with some very special patients during your trip, including a community of elderly patients and patients with Albinism. Make a difference by providing care, education, and empowering local communities.
About the country: In Uganda, 16 women die every day in childbirth. Hygiene in public hospitals is among the worst in Africa. There is no free medical or dental care for the poor, and many live below the poverty line. Under-nutrition and micro-nutrient deficiencies are highly prevalent in women and children. Providers can expect to see cases of malaria, respiratory infections, diarrheal disease, along with many other acute medical and dental issues.
If you are interested in more information or are thinking about applying for this trip, please contact the Making a Difference Foundation staff through the button below or call us at 866.608.1322.