Medical Mission To Uganda
For several years, One Horizon Africa has been welcoming medical and health professionals to assist us in our in-field clinics in Kenya. It has been our mission to bring health professionals together from around the world to work with our local health professionals to make the lives of people better. Children and the aged often suffer unnecessarily from treatable conditions.
However, in 2022, One Horizon Africa and Jungle Medical Missions Uganda realised their shared focus, commitment and work in grassroot communities. And it wasn't long before we knew that our combined resources would enable us to reach so many more people in Kenya and Uganda. With existing community relationships and infrastructure in place, we are delighted at One Horizon to be working in tandem with Jungle Medical Missions to bring health care to those who need it.
The focus of our medical missions now embraces not only general medicine, but medical outreach clinics and specialized services such as dental, eye and pre- and post-natal support. These are not the only services that our medical missions provide and we embrace many specialist services through the doctors and health professionals that make contact with us. We welcome all overtures that come our way.Enquire Now Download PDF
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Our itineraries are varied and they reflect the specialisms of doctors and health care professionals. But generally, we combine a 7-to-8-day medical tour mission with an additional 3 to 4 days taking in the gems of Uganda and/ or Kenya. And this mixed mission enables our guests to relax after their medical work is completed prior to departure. What follows is an example of a general itinerary that can be taken as a general guide.
Arrival and Airport transfer
- Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
- Our team will meet you at the airport and help you navigate any pending airport logistics before transferring you to your hotel. You're welcome to Uganda, "The pearl of Africa". The preferred arrival day is Saturday to allow for traditional Music, dance, and drama cultural interaction at Ndere Cultural Center on Sunday. However, this is also customizable depending on preference
- Overnight at Hotel Horizon Entebbe( Mid-range, Bed & Breakfast)
Orientation and cultural exchange
- After sleeping in, continental breakfast will be served at leisure.
- This will be followed by an interactive orientation session led by Dr.Franklin.Seth.Muwanguzi and his team.
- The session highlights the relevance of the trip, the local healthcare system, available drugs, sundries, and supplies to be used during the trip and a Q&A session.
- You will then head out in the afternoon for a guided city tour highlighting Uganda's history and a first-hand interactive experience of how the people live.
- You will then be treated to a traditional welcome at Ndere Cultural Center with music, dance and drama, and an assortment of local dishes for dinner.
The Medical Work Begins at Medical Clinic 1
Medical Clinic 1: Kasanje Subcounty and the city slums
- You will join our local team in medical camps which will run all day from 9 am to 5 pm.
- Stations include registration, triage, consultations/exams, laboratory, dental, eye, and pharmacy.
- You will be serving in your area of expertise, but it is not unusual to be asked to help out in another department when the need arises.
- The clinics will take place in Kasanje sub-county where we have a partner community hospital; 1st Community Hospital, that directly serves over 42,000 people in 33 villages and many more that travel from other geographical areas and/or the city slums around Kampala in which the urban poor dwell
- These are general outreach clinics where you expect to encounter people with a variety of issues ranging from infectious diseases such as Malaria, Typhoid fever, and HIV, to non-communicable diseases like Diabetes and Hypertension.
- Overnight at Hotel Horizon Entebbe ( Mid range, full board)
Rest and Recuperation for the Medical
- Debrief with Dr. Franklin Seth Muwanguzi and his team
- Today you will also rest, relax and recharge for the days ahead.
- The Medical Team transfers by air to Tororo, in Eastern Uganda, arriving to check in and recuperate.
- Overnight at Green Meadows (Basic, full board)
- The clinics in Tororo will take at our other partner hospital; Hope Missionary Hospital, serving many people from various surrounding villages. It has not been unusual in the past for some people to come from as far10-15 miles away on foot. On top of the range of diseases mentioned above, Tororo has a high prevalence of sickle cell disease, malaria, teenage pregnancy, malnutrition, and mechanical low back pain among others.
- The medical activities conclude on day 7
- Overnight at Green meadows ( Basic, Full board)
Source of the Nile Transfer to Entebbe
- Transfer by road from Tororo to Jinja(2-3 hours max)
- Boat cruise on Lake Victoria that takes you to the Zero mileage point of the River Nile, the world’s longest river as it starts it’s 90-day journey of 6,000km to Egypt.
- Lunch at the sailing club in Jinja and flight to Entebbe.
- Overnight at Hotel Horizon Entebbe (Midrange, Full board)
Optional Tours for the Medical Team (to be held at the end of the medical mission)
- Day 1: Fly from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable forest(1hr). Pick up at Kihihi Airstrip. Overnight at Mahogany springs (Luxury Lodge, Full board) or equivalent depending on the availability of Gorilla permits.
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking. This can last from 4 hours to a whole day and your reward is an entire hour with a family of mountain Gorillas only 6 meters from you, in an impenetrable forest. Overnight at Mahogany springs (Luxury Lodge, Full board) or equivalent depending on the availability of Gorilla permits.
- Day 3: Fly from Bwindi, back to Entebbe (1hr). And overnight at Hotel Horizon Entebbe (Midrange , Full board)
3 Day Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
- Full board and accommodation within Uganda (3 to 4 star hotels)
- All internal flights
- All return transfers from the international and regional airports
- All internal transfers to and from the hotel to the medical centers each day
- All meals as indicated, with a soft drink
- All Uganda wildlife Authority fees
- Government taxes
- Temporary practicing license for medical personnel
- Overland truck group transportation
- 4x4 Landcruiser
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- International airfares
- Tips and gratuities
Dr FRANKLIN SETH MUWANGUZI
Franklin Seth Muwanguzi is a medical doctor and passionate philanthropist who believes in restoring the health of people in disadvantaged communities in Kenya and Uganda. He wants people to achieve their dreams of a healthy and purposeful life. And he believes that harnessing his skills as a medical practitioner and bringing the talents of medical professionals from across the world to Kenya and Uganda will help change lives for the better.
When he was growing up, Franklin’s life took an unexpected turn after his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. He spent much of his early childhood in various hospitals where his mother had been admitted. It was a period when the region was engulfed in two protracted civil wars that ravaged northern Uganda and South Sudan. And it was during his period that he gained the inspiration and motivation to pursue medicine as a career.
Today, Franklin holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees. He is also a full instructor with the European Resuscitation Council and holds a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health. And with 10 years of experience in community health, he is making a significant contribution to ensuring that disadvantaged communities are able to access in-field medical clinics. He is the Founder & Executive Director of Jungle Medical Missions, a non-profit organization providing quality healthcare services to vulnerable communities in Uganda and East Africa.
Franklin leads a team comprising of fifteen doctors, twenty nurses, five lab technicians, five midwives, and two imaging technologists and support staff. He is the champion of medical safaris and has pioneered the construction of two community hospitals, including the first operating theatre in Kasanje sub-county, Wakiso District, and the first neonatal ICU in Tororo. Over the last eight years, their direct impact has reached more than 40,000 people around the country through general mobile community outreach clinics, where they provide services such as dental care, eye care, reproductive health education, and maternal and child health services. His dream is to build community hospitals that are accessible and affordable and a medical school for skilling medical workers to ensure people no longer succumb to preventable and treatable ailments.