This project was focused on achieving four specific objectives namely: To improve the uptake of essential sexual, reproductive and MNCH (maternal, neonatal and child health) services; To integrate HIV and malaria services among populations living in the Lake Victoria Basin (LVB) project sites; To increase communities’ capacities to sustainably manage natural resources in an attempt to increase food security and improve livelihoods in HoPE-LVB project sites; To utilize the emerging PHE policy framework to support health system strengthening, natural resource management and the scaling up of the HoPE-LVB model for PHE integration in Kasese project sites.

 

Project period: 02/2018 to July 2019; Funded by Margareti A Cargill Foundation US;

Objectives:

This project is focused on achieving four specific objectives:

    1. To improve the uptake of essential sexual, reproductive and MNCH (maternal, neonatal and child health) services.
    2. To integrate HIV and malaria services among populations living in the Lake Victoria Basin (LVB) project sites.
    3. To increase communities’ capacities to sustainably manage natural resources in an attempt to increase food security and improve livelihoods in HoPE-LVB project sites.
    4. To utilize the emerging PHE policy framework to support health system strengthening, natural resource management and the scaling up of the HoPE-LVB model for PHE integration in Kasese project sites.
  • A total of 3009+ referrals (Family Planning, HIV testing, Immunization, Antenatal, Nutrition, other facility services) from the community to the facility were made and 2791+ clients have been able to receive a service making effective referral. Similarly, 291+ referrals from the facility to the community were made and completed making it 100%.
  • 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 the service.
  • 450+ Fruit trees planted with 70 PHE Model Households, and trained in alternative livelihoods.
  • 560 information sessions on Family planned 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

RCRA has been actively supporting the Kasese district to prevent and respond COVID19 pandemic through assistance with personal protective equipment which included sanitizers, hand wash shop, facemasks, aprons to health workers