Abstract

Rwenzori Center for Research and Advocacy (RCRA) is a Ugandan not-for profit organization founded in 2010 by Medical Doctors and social workers, led by a Bio-Statistician, and was incorporated in 2014 as a not for profit healthcare organization charity No. 186835, works in partnership with donors, civil society and local communities, and holds membership with ECOSOC, and Girls Not Brides Global Partnership UK.

Conclusion

This report contains all the important information about RCRA.

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Abstract

Uganda has made great improvements in the health of its population. However, the maternal mortality ratio has stagnated over the last decade. Between 2006 and 2011, despite increases in the share of (i) skilled birth attendance (from 42 percent to 58 percent) and (ii) mothers receiving postnatal care (from 27 percent to 33 percent), the maternal mortality ratio remains unchanged at 435-438 per 100,000 live births. Nutrition is a major challenge with (i) 33 percent of stunting among children. Malnutrition asthe underlying cause of nearly 60 and 25 percent of infant and maternal deaths, respectively.

Conclusion

RCRA looks to expand this work to other districts in the Rwenzori region to ensure that civil society is enabled to maximize its voice and impact in advocating for greater results for women and children. This work was made possible through the support of PAI.

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In order to sustainable community interventions, RCRA engaged in budget advocacy and expenditure tracking for improved financing for women, children and adolescent services in Kasese.

The overall objective of this project is to improve the delivery of women, children and adolescent (WCAH) services in the Kasese district.

In addition to this objective, the project also focuses on successfully accomplishing two sub-targets.

Firstly, the RCRA aims to increase evidence and understanding surrounding the impact of global financing facility (GFF) funds on the quality of WCAH services.

The second sub-target of this project is to strengthen the RCRA’s linkages with other Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) partners working in the Kasese district communities.