Friends we need medical teams in Uganda to help us meet the big medical needs that we have.
In Uganda hundreds of people literary die every day due to lack of medical attention.
The following are some of the most important information all people intending to come on the medical team should know.
- Like all short team mission teams coming to visit us,
All people coming should first set dates with us; your hosts. Then we will send you a formal invitation letter that will contain the information that you may need concerning lodging, inland travels, foods, etc.
After you have sent us your flight details, we will send you the detailed program of your ministries/activities with us(itinerary).
- Government requirements for all medical personnel:
For medical teams, the government of Uganda requires that you register with the Uganda national drug authority before entering Uganda.
The procedure for registration is very easy and it is as follows:
- You send me copies of your certificates that prove you as a doctor/ nurse etc.
- I take these certificates of yours together with a copy of the invitation letter and our ministry registration certificate, to the national Drug Authority (which operates under the ministry of Health) for review.
- A little fee is paid before A work permit is granted to you.
For Doctors, a work permit is granted for over one year.
Nurses are granted for 3-6 months.
- On arrival at Entebbe airport, you will get your Ugandan Visa.
- You will find your permits with me.
- If you want to come with come drugs, officially it is advised that you send a list of all the drugs including their expiry dates for cross examination.
· Some drugs could better be bought in Uganda (some common drugs for tropical countries). Many drugs for tropical diseases are imported from India.
METHOD OF OPERATION
For a medical team to be very effective, this is what we do.
We build temporary mobile clinics.
These do provide medical counsel, prayers (if the doctors and Nurses are Christians), dental services and dispensing /treatment.
For the patients whose drugs may not be available, they will be given medical forms with prescriptions.
A mere having time with the nurse / or Doctor is a great help.
In these temporary shelters for clinics, we will have the following compartments:
Reception room. Check up room.
Here we have 2 officers: 2 people receiving the patients. One may be a medical personnel and the second one an interpreter.
Here we will have 2 people. A nurse and an interpreter.
The nurse will be checking up the patients to find out who will be required to serve them- A Doctor, a Dentist or a Nurse for treatment?
Three other rooms.
- The Doctor’s room
- The Nurse’s room
- The Drugs’ room ( with a nurse giving out drugs as per the prescription of either the Doctor, dentist or Nurse ( in the 3 different rooms).
Please note the following:
-Possibly 2 days in each place.
- We will have an interpreter in every room.
- We will recruit volunteers from our Pastors. These will be trained by the medical team on the first day.
- These mobile clinics could be at some of our main stations of our ministry:
- Kampala International Christian Centre (KICC)
- Hands of love Orphanage & International school Kiteezi-Kampala.
- Hands of love orphanage & school Namadhi- Mayuge
- Kayunga International Christian Centre
- Namwendwa ICC –Kamuli district.
- Mubende ICC- Mubende District.
- The clinics will be open to the members of the community, serve depending on the needs and availability of the drugs and number of doctors/nurses.
Please send me any question concerning this ministry.
Your are most welcome to Uganda –East Africa to serve us.
Your brother & His servant,
Elijah E.L. Sebuchu