Gulu Diagnostic Imaging Programme (GDIP)


This pilot project has been developed to support capacity building within imaging services in two hospitals in Gulu, a city in the north of Uganda. The project will use a combination of long-term volunteers, short-term volunteers delivering teaching and training packages and virtual volunteers supporting online education and mentoring. The personal and professional development of the volunteers will be measured, and the project will assess the impact of volunteer interventions on imaging services within the two hospitals. The project was born out of a request from the Medical Director of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital – this project is very much about working in partnership with local health care staff to achieve the project outcomes.

The Gulu Diagnostic Imaging Project is based in Gulu, a city in the north of Uganda. The city of Gulu is the largest metropolitan area in Uganda’s Northern Region and it is located 335 km north of Uganda’s capital and largest city, Kampala. Gulu was recently awarded city status and has a population of over 150,000 people. Gulu is a vibrant city with many convenient amenities – a large indoor market selling fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, as well as several supermarkets, cafes, bars etc. Uganda has a tropical climate.  In the north there are two wet seasons running from April-May and October-November separated by dry seasons, although occasional tropical thunderstorms can occur outside of these times. Uganda’s largest National park, Murchison Falls is approximately 1 hours’ drive away.

Covid-19 Disruptions

Due to the pandemic, physical overseas placements are currently on hold. For information about reinstating overseas placements, please visit our Overseas Placements and Covid-19 page.

How to Apply

Recruitment for GDIP is now closed. This page will be updated when GDIP begins recruitment again.

Please note, you will need to have agreement from your line manager to apply and to support your participation in the scheme unless you are taking a break from training or work.


GDIP Programme Overview

Gulu Diagnostic Imaging Project (GDIP) Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

For more information on GDIP, please review our GDIP FAQs.