Date published: February 10, 2017

Placements available in Uganda's healthcare sector

Are you interested in undertaking an educational placement in Uganda? Knowledge for Change is looking for students who can positively impact on Uganda's poorly resourced healthcare system. 

Students would be housed in risk-assessed accommodation and provided with a placement advisor and transport.

Placement costs start from £1295 for two weeks, £1495 for four weeks and £1595 for six weeks. These prices include flights, accommodation, airport transfers, placement transport, insurance and a local phone with sim. If this is out of your price range, don’t worry as there are a number of bursaries and funding opportunities available to you.

HEIF Project Funding

Eligibility: Any student studying at the University of Salford. Bursaries are only available for placements lasting 4 weeks or longer.

Details: Through its ‘HEIF funding scheme’, the University has released a minimum of 30 bursaries worth £1000 each for placements in Uganda in 2017. Groups of students from multi-disciplinary backgrounds will be attached to each of the following K4C projects:

  • Supporting blood transfusion services(in partnership with the UK Blood & Organ Transplant Service).
  • Understanding the dynamics of infection control and the effects of education, buildings and structures on antimicrobial resistance (in partnership with One Brick At A Time, OBAAT).
  • Supporting children with mental and physical disabilities(in partnership with Kyaninga Children’s Development Centre, KCDC).
  • Promoting respectful care in Midwifery (in partnership with the Burdett Trust and the Royal College of Midwifery).

How to apply: Email before March 26.

Salford Advantage Fund

Eligibility: Prosthetics, Orthotics, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy students from the University of Salford only. Bursaries only available for placements lasting 4 weeks or longer.

Details: Through its Individual Giving/FundUSfundraising platforms, the University of Salford has released a minimum of 10 bursaries worth £1000 each for placements in Uganda in 2017. Students will work on a K4C project aiming to support prosthetic limb provision and mobility and lifestyle improvements for amputees in Uganda.

How to apply: Email before March 26.

Santander Universities Travel Award

The Travel Award offers one student the chance to win £1000 and £500 awards towards their travel.

To apply you must complete an online application detailing your project and how the funding can help you. Submit your entry here, by Friday 17th March 2017.

The placements are organised in partnership by the University and Knowledge for Change, an international charity that provides highly educational placements and training opportunities in healthcare sectors in developing countries.

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