UW Mobile Clinics & Health Care in Uganda
The question of how communities and countries deliver quality health care and medical information to their citizens has been brought to the forefront during the ongoing global pandemic. This virtual field experience will examine issues of community health by engaging with individuals and organizations in Uganda in an online format with a special focus on mobile clinics as an effective way to improve access to medical services and preventative care.
Through live video conferencing, students will have the opportunity to observe mobile clinics in action in the Lweza and Mukono communities. Mobile health clinics are used widely in both the developing world and in underserved portions of more affluent countries to provide some combination of primary medical care and health education. Readings, virtual site visits, and case studies will highlight the interconnected role of nutrition, education, agriculture and farming, employment, access to clean water and other non-medical factors in supporting the health of any population.
This program meets the Global Health Certificate’s Field Experience Requirement. It is led by James Ntambi (Biochemistry) and Solomy Ntambi (UW Health) and runs from August 4 – 20.For more information about this program and to apply by April 16th, 2021, visit here.This article was posted in International Education & Study Abroad.