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Uganda Health Promotion

Uganda Health Promotion

Help to promote health awareness amongst rural people and decrease the prevalence of endemic diseases in Uganda, a land of natural beauty and welcoming culture known as the “pearl of Africa”.

Prices from $945

Home of the fabulous mountain gorillas, Lake Victoria and the source of the Nile, Uganda is often called the "pearl of Africa". It is a land where you can experience a truly welcoming culture and natural beauty without equal. Whether you’re exploring Uganda's vast game reserves, equatorial mountain forests, its island dotted lakes or its colourful, vibrant cities, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience. On your weekends you can discover the rich and colourful markets, nature and city life on this placement in deepest, most intense Africa.


  • Visit the "pearl of Africa"
  • Promote health awareness in the local villages
  • Make lifelong friends


  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Healthcare experience is recommended


Location Uganda
Activities Collaborating in education & prevention programmes
Assisting with medical & pyschological care (dependent upon experience)
Administration work
Spearheading awareness programme development
Liaising with other prevention organisations
Teaching at the local school
Working on a range of community initiatives
Transport Airport pick-up & drop-off
Accommodation Shared accommodation


Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Airport pick-up & drop-off
Ground transfers
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


This project aims to promote health awareness amongst rural communities and improve village health by providing public health projects and promoting general health education and is ideally suited to individuals who come from a medical background.

Your duties will vary depending largely on your own background, skills and experience. Malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and syphilis are the most common health ailments in Uganda for which simple steps can be taken to reduce their prevalence. The health promotion programme is in its infancy and as a result you will be given a great deal of freedom to lead the project's direction and focus. This project therefore requires a certain amount of initiative and the ability to be proactive, working closely with the local reverend to bring incredibly rewarding results.

Volunteers will also be given the opportunity to immerse themselves within all aspects of village life throughout this unique project. You may have the opportunity to teach at the local school as well as participate in a range of community initiatives such as construction projects. 

Depending on your skills and qualifications you could be providing counselling, collaborating in education and prevention programmes or developing the administration and future objectives of the programme, including liaising with or assisting other groups engaged in HIV and other related programmes.


You'll fly into Kampala where you'll be met by a friendly project representative and transported to your accommodation.


You will either be staying in a cosy, clean, carefully chosen homestay, where you will be a member of the family and your hosts will work hard to make you feel as such, or you will stay in a local volunteer house depending upon availability and volunteer numbers at the time of your visit. It will be basic but comfortable, giving you the opportunity to experience Uganda like a local! You'll soon learn to live without the luxuries of Western society and find there are more important things in life!


The food you will be provided with will consist of delicious local dishes using fresh produce to create a cultural and tasty experience! Typically your diet will consist of beans, rice or noodles with vegetables such as cabbage, avocado, spinach and eggplant. Meat dishes such as chicken, beef or goat are eaten a couple of times a week and there will be no shortage of carbs in the shape of white bread, potatoes, pasta, matoke and cassava! Look out for the national drink, wagari, which is a type of gin made from bananas.

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Uganda is a beautiful country. There are numerous opportunities to visit game reserves, forest reserves, national parks and cultural spots. Other activities include playing sports, water rafting, safaris and learning and watching African musical performances and dances. We recommend that you organise trips with local providers which will help support the local economy and give you the best of local knowledge.


2 weeks $945

Extra week $345


Weekly, please aim to arrive on a Monday.


Your time on the project can be from a minimum of 2 weeks up to 6 months


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt


  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off
  • Ground transfers
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up



Flights are not included in our trip costs. However, we have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact our dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .


For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.


You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.

Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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