Join our medical elective programme
The personal touch
Let Act4Africa organise your placement and we’ll ensure you get the best out of your time in Africa. Whether you are a medical student looking for a challenging, yet rewarding medical elective, a health professional on a career break or retired, we can design a placement to suit your level.
The health sector in Uganda is challenged by a number of factors that present significant obstacles to health service delivery, including: critical shortages and unbalanced distribution of qualified health workers at all levels of the public health system; shortages and irregular supply of essential drugs and medical supplies.
Placements are tailor-made to suit your skill, expertise and interest. As an experienced deliverer of health education in Africa over many years, Act4Africa is uniquely placed to understand your requirements.
All start dates and duration are by personal arrangement and negotiable to suit your own medical speciality.
Where will I go?
You have the choice of location in either Jinja resting on the shores of Lake Victoria, or Kasese in western Uganda - the heart of untamed rural Africa. From 2014, we will also be offering placements in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. See our hospitals.
How much does it cost?
The fundraising target for up to FOUR weeks is £845 (not including airfares). Further weeks can be secured as required at £130 per week.
What does Act4Africa offer?
* A guaranteed clinical placement, organised by professional staff in Uganda, Africa
* Ongoing support from our staff throughout the placement
* Expert advice from our UK team before you go out to Africa
* The knowledge that as well as being a registered charity, all profit goes directly back into our overseas projects and into the heart of the communities on the ground.
If you would like to register your interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org