Public Health Improvement in Uganda

Location: Uganda: Mukono

Program Duration: 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months

Dates: Year Round

Plot 130, Jinja Road P.O. Box 637 Mukono, Uganda

Call Us

Phone: +256-782-513140


The Real Uganda's volunteers assist our partners with a variety of public health improvement activities that help Ugandans stay healthy and make good decisions for their families. They talk to people in schools, village meetings, private homes, and churches about health care issues directly affecting them. They also design seminars based on topics such as household hygiene, malaria prevention, HIV prevention and AIDS care, safe sex, family planning, maternal and child health, and nutrition.

Other activities such as teaching, youth mentoring, and community gardening may be on offer by the host organization. Volunteers should dig in and try everything. The exchange of ideas, experiences, and culture is highly valued in Uganda.

Basic training and educational materials are on site, but volunteers are encouraged to bring new materials as well. This project involves walking long distances in the sun; volunteers are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag, hat, and walking shoes. As you’ll be working off-the-beaten track, expect to ride to work on the back of a motorcycle.

These are the requirements to join:
- Be 18 years or older
- Have no major health problems
- Be able to walk distances up to 2 kilometers daily
- Obtain a police check from home country prior to volunteering
- Sign a general waiver of liability
- Have a positive and outgoing personality


1. Work alongside local and international public health volunteers, in a variety of rural communities.

2. Speak to local people in their home environments about issues directly affecting them.

3. Conduct malaria, typhoid, and HIV testing.

4. Improve local maternal and childcare knowledge, including the importance of ante-natal care, nutrition and family planning.

5. Spend several weeks in rural Uganda immersed in local culture.


- be 18 years or older
- have no major health problems
- be able to walk distances up to 2km daily
- obtain a police check from home country prior to volunteering
- sign a general waiver of liability
- have a positive and outgoing personality

Intern Types
  • Health Administration
  • Counseling
  • Biology
  • Kinesiology & Exercise Science
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

The Real Uganda charges program fees that cover:

• online support while you prepare
• airport pickup
• first night hostel stay
• in-country orientation
• transportation to your placement
• 3 meals of Ugandan food per day
• secure accommodation
• weekend volunteer guesthouse use
• 24 hr supervision, and
• a donation to your host organization.

Besides covering your basic expenses, our fees ensure our partners can do the work their communities request. They also allow us to monitor partner progress, guide and advise current volunteers, and seek new volunteers for work in Uganda.

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types
  • English Teaching
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Health
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Nutrition
  • Medicine
  • Human Rights
  • Small Business Development
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Anthropology
  • AIDS
  • Special Needs
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Public Health
  • Counseling
This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide, Asian Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Uganda

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Essay
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2-5 days
Post Services Include
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
Year Founded