January 13 - 27, 2018

Trip Code:  UG0118
Team Size:  20 (Check Team Status)
Application Due Date:  October 1, 2017
Acceptance Notification by October 10, 2017
Team Leadership: Jean Proehl
Minimum Donation Amount: $3,325.00

Note: Applying for a team does not guarantee acceptance. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application in the estimated date notification.


The team will depart mainland on January 13 arriving at Entebbe Airport on January 14. Once the trip is finalized the team will leave Entebbe on January 27 arriving home on January 28.

Once the Team arrives at Entebbe will be transported to the Tick Hotel in Kampala which serves as the lodging for the Kawempe clinics. Each location will have a "Home Base" for housing where the team travels out and back each day.

The first few days of the trip will be spent in Kawempe providing health care and health education. This is the same location where PHH has been working since the first Uganda team in January of 2011. For the remainder of the trip, the team will move to the rural community of Nangaiza which is located between Pallisa and Mbale. The final day the team is transported back to Kampala and then Entebbe for their flights home.

There will be an optional trip extension (safari) offered to team members.

The safari will visit national parks and include many wildlife viewing opportunities.  More details on this optional activity will be posted in the website once the final team selection has been made.

Please click in the link below to see a "A Day in the Life of PHH Team Uganda" by our Uganda January Team Leader, Jean Proehl

Skill Requirements

The primary focus for this team is to provide general health care and health education services. We seek licensed health care professionals including but not limited to the following:

  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Dentists
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists
  • EMS Personnel
  • Students pursuing degrees in healthcare professions
  • Non-Medical Support Personnel

We welcome both medical and non-medical volunteers with a spirit of adventure and determination to partake in a culturally sensitive growth opportunity while helping others in need of our services.  Above all you must be willing to work as a team for the common goal of our mission.


Trip Rating


This trip requires a level of fitness to be able to participate in the activities as described:

  • Amount of in-country travel: Minimal. All trips are in vans or buses. The trip from the airport to the hotel is approximately 60 minutes. The daily trips in Kampala are approximately ten minutes from the hotel to the clinic site. The travel from Kampala to the rural location (Nangaiza) is approximately 4 hours. The trip from the hotel to the clinic in Nangaiza is approximately 30 minutes over rough roads.
  • Sleeping arrangements: Team members will stay in hotels in Kampala and Pallisa. Most team members will share a room.
  • Running water/electricity: Running water and electricity is available at the hotels, but will not be available at the clinic sites. The electricity and running water in Nangaiza may be intermittent.
  • Internet/Mobile:  Limited Internet service is available at the hotel in Kampala: there is no access to the Internet in Nangaiza.  Mobile phone service is available throughout the country.
  • Physical requirements: The physical activity level for this team is rated at Moderate. Team members should be able to tolerate hot and humid weather. (temperatures average between 85 & 95 degrees F) Team members may be asked to assist in lifting and carrying baggage and medical supplies. Team members should be in fair to good physical condition.


Provided by Project Helping Hands

  • Round trip domestic airfare (from a major airport, does not include regional airports)
  • Round trip international airfare (from USA departure point to Uganda)
  • All in-country air and ground transportation while in Uganda
  • All applicable visa fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • International travel Insurance
  • All meals and drinking water while in Uganda (does not provide for specialized diets such a vegetarian, vegan, gluten free)
  • Housing while in Uganda
  • Project Helping Hands team deployment package (shirt, name tag, trip of purpose letter)
  • Transportation, meals, and any fees associated with the one day sightseeing activity on the team’s day off 


Not Provided by Project Helping Hands

  • Airline baggage fees 
  • Meals or lodging in the USA due to a forced layover
  • Passport fees
  • Fees associated with vaccinations or malaria prophylaxis
  • Personal gear
  • Personal choice food or snacks either home or acquired within destination country
  • Any costs incurred outside of Uganda

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