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.
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.
Major and Minor surgeries
HIV testing and Counseling
Anti-Retroviral Therapy Centre
Tuberculosis screening and Testing
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
Being emotionally strong
Volunteers with medical background and administrative skills
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
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.
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.
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.
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.