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

The overarching aim of this programme is to develop integrated supports to grandmothers in Uganda who are caring for children and grandchildren affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty

Project period: 01/2019- to date; Funded by 70 individual global donors.

The overarching aim of this programme is to develop integrated supports to grandmothers in Uganda who are caring for children and grandchildren affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty.

An additional objective of this programme is to educate 100 households of grandmothers caring for HIV positive children/grandchildren about topics such as a healthy lifestyle, nutrition and disease prevention.


Activities include
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  • Designing an integrated programme which provides supports to grandmothers caring for children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty.
  • Facilitating informative discussions surrounding the topics of hygiene, HIV prevention, nutrition, children’s health, parenting skills and exercise specifically targeted at older people.
  • Executing workshops aimed at training grandmothers in agricultural input for kitchen gardens.

Project time: 27/05/2019- to date
Funded by Community Health and Sustainable Environment Africa

The principal objective of this project was to accelerate the uptake of various family planning methods in isolated rural communities in the Rwenzori Region. Delivered by a team comprised of 24 CHWs/VHTs, 2 Clinicians, 6 Midwives and 2 RCRA technical staff.

Activities included:

  • Organizing meetings with the District Health Office to identify the locations and mobilization of the in-charges including selection of clinicians , Midwives and Nurses.
  • Sourcing family planning (FP) supplies from the Ministry of Health
  • Training community health workers to conduct community level mobilization outreaches
  • Carrying out meetings between local leaders, health workers, the Ministry of Health and the communities to dispel myths surrounding FP and to create awareness surrounding the different types of FP.
  • Oversee mobile outreach day-clinics and Backpack Nurse clinics in Busongaora North, Bukonzo and Busongola South sub-counties of the Kasese district.
  • Referring critical patients who could not have been managed on site.

Results:

A total number of 177,080 people have been reached with the health services in the clinic of which 10,056 women received family planning services securing CYP 5925.

The main objective of this project is to accelerate HIV/AIDS epidemic control in the Fort Portal region. This project also strives to achieve the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals. These goals state that by 2022:

  • 95% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status.
  • 95% of people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy.
  • 95% of people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.

Activities include:                                            

  • Identifying people living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
  • Index client contact tracing.
  • Linking individuals to antiretroviral therapy (ART) services.
  • Supporting adherence to and retention on ART.
  • Support children, youth and their caregivers with 4 core OVC service packages.