Child Family Health International
Uganda Maternal Child Health, HIV, and Realities of Health Access
(2 Week Intensive)
In the Nile basin of east Africa lies Uganda where the majority of people live on less than $2 per day. Uganda has the 20th highest maternal mortality rate and the 15th highest infant mortality rate in the world and only about 30% of women give birth with a trained health professional. Given high incidences of malnutrition, anemia, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, many pregnant women here are prone to complicated births leading to illness or death. Children under the age of five are also at risk of contracting preventable diseases and suffering from acute malnutrition.
CFHI’s Global Health Intensive Program takes place in Kabale, a town in southwestern Uganda. In this survey program join a local NGO and learn about their groundbreaking approaches to improving maternal and child health. Spend 2 weeks rotating through clinics and learn from physicians, nurses, and medical officers. Sit in on counseling sessions on HIV/AIDS, shadow health workers as they conduct testing and outreach around the community. Learn about initiatives to reduce rates of mother to child transmission and explore how nutrition and HIV are closely linked. Opportunities vary and may also include visiting a nutrition center working to end malnutrition, or meeting with traditional birth attendants and healers.
Get a crash course in Ugandan culture by spending 2 weeks living within this close-knit community. Around Kabale enjoy the scenic green hills and slow pace of life or organize day trips over the weekend to nearby Lake Bunyonyi. CFHI participants may also choose to join a safari to spot wildlife or visit world famous national parks, home to mountain gorillas.
Winter 2019-2020 Arrival Dates:
- November 30, 2019
- December 14, 2019
- January 4, 2020
- January 18, 2020
Summer 2020 Arrival Dates:
- August 1, 2020
- August 15, 2020
Winter 2020-2021 Arrival Dates
- November 28, 2020
- December 12, 2020
2 Weeks - $1,875
Please visit the Child Family Health International website for complete details and application: https://www.cfhi.org/maternal-child-health-hiv-and-realities-of-health-access-2-week-intensive