Health of People and Environment Project (HoPE) Phase III

Health of People and Environment Project (HoPE) Phase III

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