Mountains for Medicine Uganda 2024

WHEN
Aug 21 2024 - Aug 31 2024
WHERE
UG
Thank you for your interest in joining the Mountains for Medicine Mission's Trip this August in Uganda! This missions trip will primarily center on the team of riders who will be biking over 500 miles across Uganda to help raise support for the Nia Davenport Medical Clinic. Besides this bike event, there will be a separate group of people who will stay behind at the Sports Outreach Resource Center and engage in meaningful ministry work.

 

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Devon Timm
(434) 329-9190

Requirements

Prerequisites

  1. Passport- All team members will need to have a valid passport to travel to Uganda. If an individual’s passport expires within SIX months of the return date, then he/she needs to plan to renew the passport. Passport information can be found on the US Department of State’s website (https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html)
  2. Yellow fever vaccination certificate
  3. Visa (to be registered for once flights are booked for the team and yellow fever vaccine is acquired)

Preparation

  1. It is important that you plan to make a visit with your local physician for guidance on medications and vaccinations in relation to your personal health. The trip health requirements/recommendations below are guided by the Center for Disease Control’s suggestions for travelers, which can be found in detail at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/uganda
  2. Yellow fever vaccination is required for entry (needed at least 8 weeks prior to departure)
  3. A prescription for malaria prevention, which will need to be started prior to leaving and continue after returning home. The prescriptions used most often are Malarone and Doxycycline. Each member’s doctor will provide him or her with the best recommendation.
  4. Recommended vaccinations- Hepatitis A and B, Covid, Typhoid, filled prescription for an antibiotic (typically Ciprofloaxin) for possible stomach troubles

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