Gulu Diagnostic Imaging Project (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

The application window for the Gulu Diagnostic Imaging Programme is now closed. Please keep checking the website for future recruitment rounds.

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If you have any questions regarding GDIP, please contact Helen Slattery via or click on the link below for FAQ’s.

While these refer to long term Fellowships many of the general principles apply.

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