St. Luke Health Center Bombo



Background  St. Luke health centre is a level III Private not for profit. The main emphasis is put on preferential option for the poor.  The center was established in 1986, and mostly involved in the health services
Aim To enable the poor access medical services and prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS and to mitigate personal, community impact of AIDS, through provision of quality medical care and counseling services to the infected and affected.
  • Voluntary counseling and testing of HIV/AIDS
  • Health education and promotion
  • Outreach Services
  • Dental services
  • Minor surgical operations
  • Immunization services
  • Maternity services
  • Counseling services
  • Out patient / in patient services
  • Laboratory services
  • Minor surgical operations
  • Dental services
Volunteer task 
  • Counseling of patients
  • Health education and Promotion
  • Assist other staff in treatment of tropical diseases for those with a medical background.
  • Work with other staff members in the treatment of diseases caused by HIV for those with a medical background.
  • The volunteer may also get involved in campaigns that are aimed at sensitizing people about HIV/AIDS
  • Outreach services
  • Out patient / inpatient services
Volunteer qualities 
  • A volunteer with  medical background is a must in this case
  • The volunteer should be innovative and ready to work with less supervision
  • The volunteer should be emotionally strong, since there will be working with patients living and affected by HIV/AIDS


Rating   Low Medium High
Educational     X
Practical     X
Room for new initiatives     X
Emotional challenging     X
Work load   X  
Rating by volunteers     X
Working hours The working hours are from 08.00 to 17.00. the volunteer will be able to take the weekends off to travel to Kampala or tour other parts of the city
Transport The centre is located in Bombo town about 33 kilometers from Kampala, along the Kampala Gulu high way. Transport to the center will take 30 – 45 minutes drive from Kampala, with an estimated cost of about 3,000 Uganda shilling (one-way).
Accommodation Accommodation is arranged at the centre for Volunteers.
Comments from UPA St. Luke health centre Bombo requires a person that is able to take initiative and not wait for some one to tell them what to do. Preference will be on volunteers with a Medical background.  It is a wonderful project to try.
Communication Many of the people working at the center can speak English. However the clients that come to be treated may not be able to speak English and a translator will be required for the communication


Past Volunteers From Denmark, South Korea, USA and  Japan


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