Health Care Projects in Uganda

Family Kit Distribution

In order to meet the needs of the ‘poorest of the poor’, GIVE International distributes family kits to meet the basic needs of vulnerable households. A donation of $50 purchases a family kit consisting of a bed mattress, mosquito net, blanket, water container, 3 bars of soap, cooking pots, and basic food staples.

Volunteer opportunities: purchasing items for family kits, distributing family kits to needy households.

Family Kits

The AIDS Support Organization (TASO)

TASO is an indigenous HIV/AIDS service organization in Uganda, which was established in 1987. The founding of TASO was based on the notion that people are unified by a common experience when impacted by HIV/AIDS, as they encounter negative stigma and discrimination. TASO's core objectives in Jinja include providing: HIV/AIDS counselling, medical care, social support, training and capacity building, AIDS education & community mobilization.

Volunteer opportunities: performing medical evaluations, providing services at the maternity ward and in the triage department.

Aids Support

Mobile Health Clinics

It is estimated that three-quarters of the world’s AIDS population lives in Sub-Saharan Africa; most have no access to lifesaving drugs, testing facilities or even basic preventative health care. One of the major factors inhibiting medical professionals in Africa from treating this disease is the inability to access vast areas of the continent with adequately equipped medical facilities. To remedy this situation, GIVE International supports mobile health clinics in Jinja, which are staffed by lab technicians, nurses and other health professionals who are trained in clinical evaluations and in the distribution of essential medicines.

Volunteer opportunities: performing medical evaluations, assisting with inoculations, distributing medicine, providing health education to rural beneficiaries.

Mobile Clinic