Volunteer for Africa Medical Missions Program

Volunteer for Africa Medical Missions Program
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The Volunteer for Africa Medical Missions program offers skilled medical professionals with the chance to experience a new culture and working environment, while learning and developing their specialized medical knowledge.

Our Mission

To enable free access to universal healthcare to all communities while bringing healing to communities and bridging the gap to healthcare needs.

Doctors on Mission through its Volunteer for Africa Medical Missions program strives to improve the health conditions of children and adults in poor communities of Uganda through various medical and healthcare intervention projects including but not limited to Village Health Talks Outreaches (VHTO), Mobile Clinics Camps and so many other interventions.

Placements are available in areas of Dentistry, HIV & AIDS, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Radiography and Veterinary, which ever you choose you will be provided with the best tools so that you can do your job as best as possible.

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The International Ecoturism Society

We are a proud member of The International Ecotourism Society

Which brings together individuals and organisations committed to helping local communities and the environment.

Project Location

This project will take you to the heart of Uganda where you get involved in meaningful volunteer work. The trip starts and ends in Uganda’s capital Kampala. Volunteers joining the program will be based in different districts as selected on the preferred locations. One of the most common locations is Mbarara, city south of the capital, Kampala. Mbarara is 271.4km from the capital Kampala, which is a 5-hour road drive.

Facilities within the hospitals and clinics are basic and treatments are sometimes not of the standard we would expect in developed world. Doctors on Mission International through its Volunteer for Africa Medical Missions program supports small community health centres in rural and hard to reach areas and also has a standing partnership with large government hospitals in Uganda. We offer short- and long-term medical volunteering placements in hospitals, clinics, outreach centres and mobile clinics.

Project Location

Medical Licenses for Medical Practitioners

All qualified medical practitioners will have to pay for a temporary licence with the regulatory bodies in Uganda; i.e. Uganda Medical & Dental practitioners Council for doctors/surgeons/dentists, allied Health professionals council of Uganda for diploma medical courses and laboratory practitioners, and Uganda Nurses & midwives council for Nurses and midwives.

Arrival and Airport Pickup

After you have booked and confirmed your placement, please book your flights to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (the only international airport in Uganda). Our Coordinator will arrange a pickup for you from the airport in Entebbe at agreed time and they will drive you to the volunteer entry homes on the outskirts of Kampala.


Orientation and Placement will be done the day following your arrival. Generally, your volunteer orientation is an overview of the project's mission, expectations and introduction to the local community and project site. Following your arrival in Uganda you will be given a presentation by the co-coordinating project team to prepare you for the work you will be doing.

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Your Role and Schedule

Your exact role and schedule within the hospital or clinic at program will be determined by your level of medical experience and qualifications and in discussions with us prior to arrival.


Volunteers are provided accommodation in our beautiful volunteer house or in a homestay accommodation managed by the local coordinating team. Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) are provided to the participants from Monday – Sunday. The accommodations are neat and clean. Accommodation is shared amongst volunteers on the 'same gender sharing' basis rooms. Wi-Fi internet, warm water is provided by Doctors on Mission International.

The accommodations are close to useful amenities like banks, ATM's, currency exchanges, restaurants, cafes and shopping places. All placements are around 5 – 30 minutes from the accommodation. At some point volunteers might be on the move and hence we suggest also bringing a sleeping mat and sleeping bag/pillow for travel and weekends away on adventures. Bathrooms are usually shared. There is a lounge area for relaxing, reading, or watching movies.


Visitors to Uganda must obtain a visa on arrival to Uganda or from one of the Ugandan diplomatic missions, unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months. Uganda began issuing electronic visas (e-Visa) on 1 July 2016. Passengers who have been issued an e-visa must travel with a printed e-visa confirmation. Visa on arrival: Electronic visas replaced the visa on arrival facility.

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Weekend and Free Time

Over the weekends or evenings, participants are free to eat out and explore the different delights that Uganda has to offer. We arrange city day tours and long-weekend safaris. No matter what your interests are, there is always something for everyone to enjoy!


  • Accommodation
  • Project Orientation
  • Full Board: 3 Meals a Day
  • In Country Transfers
  • Airport Transfers


  • International Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
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Your Stay In Nairobi

Your Stay In Nairobi

We are happy to recommend alternative accommodation options that meet your requirements during your time with us in Nairobi. Our preferred hotels are Palacina and Hemingways - If you would like us to explore other options please contact us.

Your Host

Dr Paul Mulyamboga

Contact Details

Doctors on Mission International
P.O.box 421315, Mbarara-Isingiro Rd
Mbarara City: South-Western Region
Tel: +256782524317 / +256784808738

Dr Paul Mulyamboga
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