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  • Locations: Iganga, Uganda
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WashU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA)

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Address:  Plot 7-11 Bulamu Road, Nkono Village, Iganga Municipal Council, P.O. Boox 77, Iganga, Uganda


Sector of Work: HIV; Family Planning; Youth, Maternal and Child Health, Gender-based violence awareness
Region/Country: Mayuge, Luuka, Kaliro, Iganga and Manutumba districts in Uganda
Mission: To engage a multi-sectoral and professional approach with strong community participation and ownership for the enhancement of health, rights and development
UDHA improves access and increases demand for services aimed at enhancing and expanding health care for underserved communities, empowerment of youth, women and children in using sustainable mechanisms. UDHA is a regional role model health promotion organization dedicated to serving the poor and vulnerable in Uganda and beyond. We utilize the firm foundation and experience established to bring our full expertise, set higher standards and facilitate communities to meet their needs.

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Language Requirement: English

Possible Projects: HIV; The Maternal and Child Health Rights Promotion Project; Vitamin A and Albendazole distribution project; Ultrasounds Scan Study; Reaching Out of School Youth Project; Menstrual Dignity Project, School Health Project. Collaborating with undergraduate students.

?Project of Past Practicum Students:
1. HIV/TB Programme
3. Some activities under the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Umbrella and Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)

Past Skill Development for Practicum Students:
1. Creating report summaries for board members
2. Aggregating report data in a paper-based systems
3. Quarterly report writing skills
4. Working in an intercultural environment
5. PIE class (recommended by practicum student for future students in this practicum)

Preferred Knowledge and Background: Public Health, Advocacy, HIV, Community Development

Cost: Students are responsible for flights, housing, potential visa fees, and living expenses. Students can stay in a modest hotel called Fort Lugard. The rate is approximately $600 for the summer for a room, $400 if shared.  Board members of UDHA are also willing to host practicum students at their house for free. Depending on where the practicum student eats, $15-$20/day would cover food and other incidentals. Students are required to purchase purchase WUSTL travel insurance for the duration of their practicum for $40/month.

Past Practicum Students Costs: Spent about $1500 on housing, food, transport, activities and souvenirs. Half of the $1500 went to housing and about $350 went to a safari. Students stayed at Boston Villas (it was hostel-like, found via UDHA).Transport by UDHA to and from the airport cost $87 (320,000 UGX) each way (which is considered expensive). Boda boda costs money (roughly 1000 UGX) and the interns can reserve the UDHA van on the weekends (50,000 UGX for drive plus gas). Sol View is more expensive and has coffee, pizza, sandwiches, and local food is 8,000 to 10,000 UGX. You can use your credit card in Kampala. 

Travel Immunizations or preventative medication is recommended and may be required for your program participation. Students are responsible for covering all associated costs. Please refer to the CDC for more information. 

Brown School Contact: Global Programs Office; Dr. Shanti Parikh (WU Anthropology)

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