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Uganda Medical Mission Trip

The following is from Judy Neville, CPhT, Director of Pharmacy Technician Education at UNMC

We are beginning the planning for our medical mission trip to Uganda this November.  This will be our seventh annual trip where we hope to set up 6 days of medical clinics in a rural area in eastern Uganda called the Luuka district.  We hope to provide the following as part of the clinics:

Distribute mosquito nets

Provide vitamins

Test for malaria

Test for HIV

Fit people with eye glasses

Have physicians provide diagnosis for acute illnesses

Set up a pharmacy with antibiotics, antiparasitics, antifungals, etc.

All medical services, supplies, and medications are provided to members of the community free of charge.  

We need many volunteers to help run the clinics and make the trip a success.  While we do target recruiting pharmacists, physicians, and nurses to volunteer, we also need people who can count pills, fill out labels, help carry supplies, and fill out patient forms.  Please consider joining us even if you do not have a background in a medical field.

The current plan has us departing on 11/2 (Saturday) and returning on 11/16 (Saturday) for a total of 2 weeks.  After completing the clinics, we plan on traveling to a national park for a few days of safari.  The total cost of the trip is expected to be around $3,500 for participants covering airfare, accommodations, safari, and food.  All medication and medical supplies are funded through donations primarily raised by the Water's Edge United Methodist Church.

The link below is a short video from put together from a previous trip.  This is an extremely rewarding trip helping people with tremendous needs.  The safari is an amazing experience as well.  Please feel free to call me with any questions you might have about the trip.  I've listed my phone number below.  Please call or respond to this email if you are interested.  Also, PLEASE forward this to anyone you think may be interested in volunteering!

Contact Chris Seim with questions & interest 402-517-7494

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