Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sharing what we've learned

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday found Uganda Village Project staff presenting at the Joint 6th College of Health Sciences and 18th UNACOH Annual Scientific Conference. Ntalo Julius (Fistula Coordinator), Alanta Colley (Healthy Villages Coordinator), and Linnea Ashley (Programme Manager) shared insights UVP has acquired in its seven years working in Iganga District. Our presentations included, community lead sanitation pushes, Volunteer Health Teams and summer volunteer program best practices, and surgical referral networks.

The conference assembled more than 150 clinicans, researchers, and public health professionals from around Uganda and beyond sharing local research, challenges, and innovative approaches to Uganda's health challenges.

UVP summer intern alumnus, Sujal Parikh, also presented, bringing attention to the importance of health and human rights education in the United Sates and opportunities for international collaboration.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


To all officers, trustees, and friends of Uganda Village Project:
We are currently seeking enthusiastic, dedicated individuals to serve on our executive board and board of trustees for the organization. Officers and trustees serve on a voluntary basis to support and guide our activities on the ground in the Iganga District of Uganda, where our public health programs serve rural communities. Our main program is called Healthy Villages, which takes a grassroots approach to developing a basic public health/health package for rural communities in conjunction with community members themselves, and strives to increase access to healthcare and build capacity within these communities. These programs address common rural health issues such as sanitation, nutrition, malaria, family planning, and eye health. Our other areas of focus include safe water activities such as well construction and household storage solutions, facilitation of obstetric fistula care, and provision of scholarships to orphans for higher education.

Current openings include:
-Assistant Director
-Co-treasurer (assists with treasury duties)
-Fundraising Chair
-Secretary/Publicity Chair
-Internship Coordinator
-At-Large Board Members

Qualifications sought include:
- Background in legal issues faced by nonprofits, or accounting/financial experience as it applies to nonprofits
- Fundraising or publicity background, particularly in the areas of grant writing and social media
- Relevant public health and healthcare program experience

To apply for an executive board or trustee position, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to: by September 30th, 2010.
Questions regarding responsibilities of board members or the application process may also be directed to the same address.

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