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Peace Corps Uganda Welcome Book | May 2011

Peace Corps Uganda Welcome Book | May 2011

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Peace Corps Uganda Welcome Book | May 2011
Peace Corps Uganda Welcome Book | May 2011

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Published by: Accessible Journal Media Peace Corps Docs on Jul 21, 2012
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11/03/2013

Major health problems among Volunteers in Uganda are rare

and are often the result of Volunteers not taking preventive

measures to stay healthy. The most common health problems

in Uganda are relatively minor ones that are also found in the

United States, such as colds, diarrhea, skin infections, head-

aches, dental problems, adjustment disorders, and alcohol

abuse. These problems may be more frequent or compounded

by life in Uganda because certain environmental factors raise

the risk or exacerbate the severity of illnesses and injuries.

The most serious health concerns are malaria, HIV/AIDS,

and traffic accidents. Because malaria is endemic in Uganda,

taking antimalarial pills is mandated by the Peace Corps.

Diarrheal diseases are also common, but can be avoided by

regularly washing your hands, thoroughly washing fruits and

vegetables, and either boiling your drinking water or using the

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water purification tablets issued in your medical kit. You will

be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, meningitis A and C,

tetanus, diphtheria, typhoid, and rabies.

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