2013 Uganda Healthcare Team
Traveling From: 5/29/2013 to 6/12/2013; Team Cost: $1535*
Health Care – Gulu
Provide health care as part of a long term initiative of the Orthodox Church to minister to the physical and spiritual needs in Gulu and neighboring villages in northern Uganda. This region has suffered because of civil war and more recently due to uprisings in neighboring areas. Health care professionals – doctors, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, health care students and other medical personnel – are needed.
The 2013 OCMC Health Care Team to Uganda has been invited to visit Orthodox communities and set up temporary health clinics from which they will minister to the physical needs of individuals. Many patients will travel by foot from surrounding areas in order to receive health care and medicine. The Team will begin their ministry at the Orthodox Mission Center and the Holy Cross Hospital (a ministry of the Orthodox Church of Uganda) in Kampala. The Team will then travel to villages in the Gulu region, north of Kampala, to set up temporary health clinics.
This project was initiated by His Eminence Metropolitan JONAH as part of a long term health care outreach of the Metropolis of Kampala and all Uganda. For more than 20 years the Acholi people of northern Uganda are healing from the pain and suffering of decades of strife. While health care in Uganda has improved over the last decade, many villages are reliant on non-governmental agencies to cover health care gaps that the Ministry of Health cannot fill due to lack of finances and manpower.
Members will care for people with malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea, stress related illnesses, ulcers, skin diseases, diabetes, eye problems, STD’s, TB, secondary infections from AIDS and other tropical diseases. Medical professionals can give the gift of hope by volunteering their skills in this outreach.
Medical professionals can give the gift of hope and healing by volunteering.
Dates: May 29 – June 12, 2013
Cost: $1,535 + airfare