PROGRAM NAME

Grace Community Hospital

Funded By

Fundraising ongoing

STATUS

Ongoing

TIMEFRAME

Construction in 2021 and Operation in 2022

POPULATION

1,000,000 people in Rwenzori region

CHALLENGE & OBJECTIVE

The vision for this project is to address high maternal and child mortality rates through construction of a community hospital providing some of the country’s most advanced maternal and pediatric care directly to rural residents, allowing them to follow up on local clinic referrals. The hospital will provide a blueprint for improving care in rural Uganda generally, critical to improving maternal and child health outcomes in the country.

ACTIONS TAKEN BY RCRA

  • Reviewed plans and received approval from local and national authorities
  • Worked with an experienced local contractor to provide a quantity survey for the hospital
  • Received support from The Community Hospital Association in the UK

RESULTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

We are still in the early stages of fundraising

PROGRAM NAME

Health of People and Environment Project (HoPE) Phase III in Maliba and Kyabarungira

Funded By

Margareti A Cargill Foundation

STATUS

Completed

TIMEFRAME

February 2017 – July 2019

POPULATION

19,000 people

CHALLENGE & OBJECTIVE

The project aimed to:

  • Improve the uptake of essential sexual, reproductive and Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) services
  • Integrate HIV and malaria services for populations living in the Lake Victoria Basin (LVB) project sites
  • Increase the capacity of communities to sustain the management of natural resources in an attempt to increase food security and improve livelihoods in HoPE-LVB project sites
  • Utilize the emerging PHE (Population Health and Environment) policy framework to support health system strengthening, natural resource management and scale up the HoPE-LVB model for PHE integration in Kasese project sites

ACTIONS TAKEN BY RCRA

Integrated PHE model in the Kasese

RESULTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • A total of 3009+ referrals (family planning, HIV testing, immunization, antenatal, nutrition, other facility services) from the community to government health centres were made and 2791+ clients have been able to receive a service. Similarly, 291+ referrals from the facility to the community were made and completed
  • A total of 708+ pregnant mothers have been mapped, referred and linked for appropriate services like ANC and elimination of Mother to Child Transmission (eMTCT) and have successfully received service
  • 900+ Fruit trees planted with 300 PHE Model Households, with households trained in alternative livelihoods
  • 560 information sessions on family planning held with young mothers’ groups and model-village households
  • 70 Smoke-free energy cooking stoves, 70 kitchen gardens and 70 drying racks constructed
  • 60 Hand washing kits given out to schools and health facilities
  • 60 young mothers trained in saloon hair making skills
  • 6 PHE clubs were formed in 6 primary schools

 

PROGRAM NAME

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Assistance
(NOTE: Staff are socially distanced and removed masks for the photo only)

Funded By

CHASE Africa

STATUS

Ongoing

TIMEFRAME

March 2019 – Present

POPULATION

40,000 people

CHALLENGE & OBJECTIVE

During the COVID-19 pandemic, protecting the vulnerable in the Rwenzori region has been an important challenge for RCRA. The project aims to prevent and control morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19 in Busongora North and South Counties.

ACTIONS TAKEN BY RCRA

  • Providing personal protective equipment including sanitizers, hand wash shops, facemasks, and aprons to health care workers
  • Training and risk communication were provided to 20 Village Health Team leaders through door-to-door sensitization by village health teams in the entire Busongora North sub-counties

RESULTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Educated over 40,000 people on COVID-19 prevention