K4C currently has placement opportunities available in Kampala and Fort Portal in Uganda. Placements in other countries may become available in late 2021.
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda, home to over 2 million people and serving the health, education and business needs of millions more. The city borders on Lake Victoria and is in close proximity to the country’s only International Airport. Despite a great deal of positive development over recent years which have made it a vibrant and bustling commercial hub, there are still very high levels of poverty and large slum areas located throughout the city. Our main projects in Kampala include:
- Supporting Kisenyi, Kira and Kasangati Health Centres by functionalising their operating theatres and continuing to provide training and on-the-job mentoring for medical, nursing and midwifery staff working in the outpatient, maternity, paediatric and post-operative units.
- Supporting staff working in areas of paediatric nursing, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and social work at Katalemwa Children’s Home.
- Supporting the orthopaedic medicine and orthopaedic technology departments at Mulago National Referral Hospital.
- Providing biomedical engineering support to hospitals and health centres across the city to assist with the provision and maintenance of medical equipment.
- We are currently developing a new partnership with ‘Kids Club Kampala’ to provide social work support and educational opportunities for vulnerable children living in extreme poverty.
Fort Portal is located at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountain range in Western Uganda. Although the town itself is home to only 60,000 people, it services many of the health, education and business needs of over 2 million people who live in rural areas across the region. Many people consider Fort Portal to be located in one of the most beautiful areas in Uganda, surrounded by mountains, crater lakes and wildlife reserves and in close proximity to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Our main health related projects in Fort Portal include:
- Supporting Bukuuku and Kagote Health Centres and Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital through infrastructural developments, training programmes and on-the-job mentoring for local medical, nursing and midwifery staff.
- Providing biomedical engineering support to hospitals and health centres across the region to assist with the provision and maintenance of medical equipment.
- Supporting Mountains of the Moon University with the development and implementation of new degree programmes in nursing and midwifery.
- Supporting Canon Apollo Primary School with infrastructural developments and providing educational equipment and training for teaching staff.
- Supporting community-based organisations that provide services such as family planning, mental health, HIV screening and counselling, women’s empowerment initiatives and supporting children (and their families) suffering from physical and mental disabilities.