Stories from Uganda

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Uganda.

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In Uganda, Peace Corps Volunteers live and serve in communities for two years and work on Agriculture, Education and Health projects, while Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Volunteers are doctors and nurses who serve for one year as Peace Corps Response Volunteers and work specifically to train future doctors and nurses in Uganda. 

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Uganda has the third highest number of plasmodium falciparum (the deadliest form of Malaria) infections in Africa. 

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Reading is a habit that is developed over time. 

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VIDEO: Hospitality in Uganda

Volunteer Kelsey Sabo shows us hospitality in Uganda.

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Peace Corps Uganda together with the Ministry of Education and Sports, joined partners Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Uganda Spelling Bee to launch the 4th National DEAR Day. The event was graced by the presence of Her Excellency the U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac. Key for this year’s event was the provision and access to reading materials.

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Many people in Uganda face barriers when it comes to accessing health care. To address this need, the Peace Corps in Uganda is partnering with Bulamu Health Care International to ensure that communities and people who could otherwise not afford health care are able to get access to health education, health screening and treatment of primary health conditions through organizing medical camps. The third of such camps took place last week in Sheema District and reached 4000 women, men, and children.  

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7 current openings where you can serve with your sweetheart

Serving in the Peace Corps alongside your partner or spouse can have advantages

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A Peace Corps Volunteer with her school after a reading session

In an effort to promote reading culture and love of learning on a national scale, Peace Corps Uganda, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology, and Sports, has come together with an unprecedented number of stakeholders to create the following vision—at the exact same time, on the very same day, everyone in schools or community organizations across Uganda puts down what they are doing and engages in reading. 

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A group of young campers sharing a laugh during a team building activity.

December 6 to 9, 2016 will stay with me forever as the four most meaningful and exhilarating days of my two year service. 

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After noticing that a number of her patients were not improving as expected after a series of antimicrobial treatments, Peace Corps Volunteer Jenifer Lasman realized the reason for this was due to antimicrobial resistance after further investigations. There are an increasing number of diseases resistant to antibiotic treatment, even to the most advanced and previously known effective therapy. This has contributed to the high mortality index in all Ugandan hospitals as a result of bacterial infections that are not well controlled. Together with the faculty and fello... Read More