Hospital Description

Country: 
Uganda
Setting: 
Rural to semi-urban
Number of Patient Beds: 
120
Bed Occupancy Rate: 
80%
Outpatients Seen Per/Day: 
120
Departments/Specialties: 
HIV/AIDS
Infectious Diseases
Maternal and Child Health
General Surgery
Typical Cases: 
Malaria
HIV/AIDS
NSVD
C-Sections
General Surgery cases (hernias, gut perforations/obstructions, etc.)
Types of Health Care Students Accepted: 
Medical
Nursing
Lab Assistant
CO (Physician Asst.)
Languages Spoken: 
Runyankole
English
Language Requirements/Fluency: 
English
Max Number of Students: 
Maximum 4 students at a time

Trip Logistics

Recommended Airport: 
Entebbe International Airport (EBB)
Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizen: 
May be obtained at EBB airport for $50 USD
Transport from Airport Provided: 
No, Private arrangement (special taxi hire) or Public transport available (Taxis, buses, etc.)
Transportation Costs: 
Private arrangement: Approx. $180/taxi or vehicle that will take up to 4 passengers from airport to Ishaka; Public transportation: Approx. $45/person including taxi from airport to Kampala and bus fare from Kampala to Ishaka
Time from Airport to Hospital: 
1 hour (airport to Kampala) + 5-6 hours (Kampala to Ishaka)
Type of Student Housing: 
Guest house: occasionally room sharing; furnished; running water, water heater, washing machine, cooking and kitchen facility with refrigerator
Cost of Housing/night: 
Approx. $8/person/night
Meal Plan: 
Self-prepared, hired cook, canteen
Cost of Meals/day: 
Approx. $5-7
Recommended Months to Visit: 
July-September
Additional Fees: 
None
Comments from Site: 
Expect to work in a limited resource setting. Bring your own surgical scrubs, caps, masks. Bring your student ID (International or Valid).
Last Updated: 
September 9, 2015