Galilee Community General Hospital

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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



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 UPA

        Galilee 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

  •   Uganda Pioneers Association,
         8 miles Hoima Road, Ocheing Zone 
  •      Nansana, Wakiso District - Uganda
  •   P.O.Box 25973 Kampala,Uganda
  • +256 785 601 220 / +256 782 335 322
  • info@ugandapioneers.org

About UPA

Uganda Pioneers' Association (UPA) is a voluntary non-governmental organisation registered with the National NGO Board (ref. S5914/114). UPA aims atpromoting community based development,intercultural co-operation and youth participation through voluntary work. 


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