Get Well General Clinic

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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)kms 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


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


  •   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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