Maternal and Child Health





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Nakasongola and Kayunga

Total Budget: $75,000

Areas of Focus: Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health

Project Description: Increasing Access to Maternal and Child Health, Hygiene and sanitation services in 4 communities of Nakasongola and Kayunga Districts.

The needs Assessment conducted by the Rotary club of Kampala Nsambya in remote areas of Kalungi and Bamugolodde Health Center IIIs in Nakasongola district and Nkokonjeru and Namusala Health Center IIIs in neighbouring Kayunga districts which this project targets reveals enormous challenges ranging from no power supply, lack of essential medical equipments especially in theaters and maternity wards, no incinerators, poor/dilapidated sanitation facilities. Within surrounding communities, latrine coverage is only 50% hence open defecation is a common phenomenon contributing to water borne diseases and sometimes Hepatitis B. Others challenges include poor social mobilization for immunization, low deliveries in health units approximately at 32 %, low contraceptive prevalence 12%, High HIV Sero positivity prevalence rate 6.5% (VCT) and 5.5% (PMTCT), high incidences of dental problems among the people plus the high incidence of mortality and morbidity due to malaria.

Overall the development goal of this project is to contribute to better health status of communities in the two districts of Kayunga and Nakasongola.

Project Objectives

1. Increased community access to immunization, diagnostic and treatment services through extended outreach medical camps and provision of basic essential items for deliveries in 4 needy Health center IIIs of Nakasongola and Kayunga districts.

2. Improved sanitation conditions and solar lighting in the target Health Center IIIs and surrounding community.

Project beneficiaries: The project will directly benefit about 11,000 community members served by the 4 target HC IIIs: Bamugologge HC III and Kalungi HC III in Nakasongola district and Nkokonjeru HC III and Namusala HC III in Kayunga district. Primarily the project is targeting women, children and men in Nakasongola and Kayunga districts for realization of increased uptake of antenatal, prevention of mother to child transmission and family planning services, increased number of skilled deliveries, improved child survival, reduction in teenage pregnancies, improved referral system, improved access and utilization of MCH and immunization services available.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9211

Rotary Club of: Kampala-Nsambya

Primary Contact: Fulgensio Jjuuko

Email: jfulgensio@gmail.com

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Project Status

Need $46,250
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Project listed for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.

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