Uganda information 2015

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Uganda information 2015

  1. 1. TeaMMed Information Night Uganda 2015
  2. 2. Why Uganda? Why this trip?
  3. 3. Proposed Itinerary DATE ACTIVITY/PLAN January 3rd Depart Melbourne January 4th Arrive at Entebbe/KampalaAirport Travel to stay at ‘Kampala Backpackers’ January 5th Tour Mulago Hospital Stay at ‘Kampala Backpackers’ January 6th Travel to stay at LubandaVillage ‘SuubiCentre’ January 7th –January 18th Testing at SuubiCentre/Community Outreach Other… January 19th Travel to stay at Murchison River Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park January 20th RiverCruise down the Nile and trek to the top of Murchison Falls January 21st SafariTour of Murchison Falls National Park Travel to stay at ‘Kampala Backpackers’ January 22nd Shopping for souvenirs and local crafts/relaxation Stay at ‘Kampala Backpackers’ January 23rd Travel to Entebbe Depart Entebbe/KampalaAirport January 25th Arrive back in Melbourne
  4. 4. Medical Testing Planned Tests for 2015: • Peptic Ulcer Disease (H. Pylori) • HIV/AIDS • Pregnancy (β HCG) • Diabetes (BSLs) • Brucellosis • Typhoid • Syphillis • Stool analysis • Tuberculosis • Malaria • Urinalysis • Blood Pressure • Blood analysis
  5. 5. Equipment Requested ITEM QTY TYPE Glucometerstrips (One Call Plus) 5 PACKETS MALARIA RDTS 10 PACKETS FIELD STAIN A 10 LITRES FIELD STAIN B 10 LITRES GIEMSA STAIN 5 LITRES WIDAL REAGENT 10 SETS RPR STRIPS 5 PACKETS HCG STRIPS 5 PACKETS BAT REAGENTS 10 SETS URINE STRIPS 10 PARAMETER 5 PACKETS BLOOD GROUP ANT A 4 SETS BLOOD GROUP ANT B 4 SETS BLOOD GROUP ANT AB 4 SETS BLOOD GROUP ANT D 4 SETS VDRL REAGENTS 4 SETS HIV DETERMINE 3 PACKETS HIV START PAK 5 PACKETS HIV UNIGOLD 5 PACKETS H.PYLORI STRIPS 5 PACKETS STRONG CARBOLFUCHSIN 5 LITRES OIL IMMERSION 1 LITRES VASELINE 3 JARS 0.5% GENTIAN VIOLLET 5 LITRES LUGOL'S IODINE 5 LITRES SODIUM METABISULFHITE 5 JARS ITEM QTY TYPE GLASS SLIDE 10 BOXES COVER SLIPS 10 BOXES STOOL CONTAINERS 300 PIECES SPUTUM CONTAINERS 300 PIECES FILTER PAPERS 300 PIECES FACE MASKS 5 PACKETS PASTURE PIPETTES 5 PACKETS VACUTAINER BOTTLES 5 PACKETS HUMA STAR (liver function tests) 1 SET COLORIMETER (measuring heamoglobin) 1 SET ELECTRIC WATER DISTILLER 1 SET REAGENT WEIGHING SCALE 1 SET DIAGNOSTIC SET 1 SET ELECTROLYTE MACHINE (chemistry tests) 1 SET CD4 MACHINE (HIV CD4 count) 1 SET HIV VIRAL ROD MACHINE 1 SET ULTRASOUND SCAN PRINTING PAPER MAX. REEMS ULTRASOUND SCAN GEL MAX. BOTTLES 50% ACETONE/ ALCOHOL 5 LITRES Last trip: All equipment was acquired + $4000 was raised
  6. 6. Immunisations for Uganda Travel Clinics Australia:http://travelclinic.com.au/ VACCINATION STATUS Typhoid - injection ($55) Recommended Cholera - 2 x drinks ($50 each) Recommended Hepatitis A - Injection ($75) Recommended Malaria Prophylaxis (no vaccine) - Antibiotics tablets ($20 - $30) Recommended Yellow Fever - Injection ($70) Compulsory Hepatitis B - Injection ($30) Recommended Rabies (pre-exposure) - 3 x injections ($115 each) Recommended Meningococcal Meningitis ACWY - Injection ($55) Recommended NHMRC Routine Vaccinations Recommended Also recommended: - Gastro kit - First aid kit - Tropical strength mosquito repellant (with DEET) - HIV/AID post-exposure prophylaxis (1-2 packs within group)
  7. 7. Travel Insurance • Trip Insurance: Monash Abroad – Can get a small travel grant (~$200) • Medical Indemnity Insurance: MDA – Sign-up free on their website – http://www.mdanational.com.au/medical- students/medical-students.aspx • Flight Insurance: through travel agent
  8. 8. Flights • Flights for previous trip (including insurance) = $3078.95 (Emirates) • Current Flight Centre estimate (Emirates) = $3039.16 • Will attempt to negotiate with Student Flights/StaTravel for cheaper flights
  9. 9. Estimated Individual Costs ACTIVITY/ITEM COST Immunisations Includes all recommended vaccinations = $655.00 Flights Melbourne – Uganda return = $3039.16 Kampala Backpackers 18,000pp/night ($7.65) x 4 nights = $30.60 Suubi Center Accommodation 25,000pp/night ($10.61) x 13 nights = $137.93 Suubi Centre Meals (lunch/dinner) 3,000pp/meal ($1.27) x 25 = $31.75 Visa (Entebbe Airport) US50 on arrival = $53.42 Transfer from/to Airport (excludes fuel) 300,000/8 people each way ($127.28) x 2 trips = $254.56 $31.82 each Hire of Suubi Vehicle for Safari (excludes fuel) 500,000/day car is away from Suubi ($212.13) x 3 = $636.39 $79.55 each Mulago Hospital Tour 15,000 = $7.00 Murchison River Lodge US55/night twin share ($58.79)x 2 nights = $117.58 $58.79 each National Park Entry US35 = $37.40 Landrover Fuel 250,000/tank ($105.63) x 5 = $528.15 $66.10 each TOTAL $4,228.52
  10. 10. What’s expected of you… • Regular team meetings – Re: fundraising and trip preparation • Participation in training – Re: medical tests and venepuncture • Participation in fundraising – Events and approaching organisations AND • Have a damn good time in January 2015
  11. 11. Applying • Online applications opened tonight @ 7pm – https://ugandateammed.wufoo.com/forms/online- application-teammed-uganda-trip-2015/ – Online applications close on May 23th@ 1am • Interviews will be held on May 24th at Monash University from 10am – Applications will be short-listed, and those selected will be offered an interview – You will be contacted either way with regards to being offered an interview or not
  12. 12. Questions/Concerns? • NOW…. Or • Saada Malouf (Uganda Trip Co-ordinator) – slmal3@student.monash.edu • The TeaMMed website – http://www.teammed.org/ • E-mail TeaMMed – teamed@monashclubs.org.

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