G-1494

Reduce Maternal/Neonatal Death

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Various

Total Budget: $222,750

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health


The broad objective of this project is Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Mortality through Improving Maternal and Child Healthcare (MCH) Education. This is Phase 3 of a three-phase programme. It will cover multiple locations in central, eastern, and western Uganda; involve schools of medicine of Makerere University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, and Busitema University; Drexel University in the USA; and selected pilot peri-urban and rural health centers.

Infant Mortality Rate in Uganda stood at 43 deaths per 1000 live births in 2016, and maternal mortality stood at 336 deaths per 100,000 live births (Uganda Bureau of Statistics, 2017). These figures are very high both regional and international standards (cf. e.g. Rwanda, with an infant mortality of 32 deaths per 1,000 live births and maternal mortality of 210 per 100,000 live births in 2015 (WHO Reports)). Under the Sustainable Development Goals, the target for maternal mortality is less than 70 deaths per 100,000 live births globally, and the neonatal mortality global target is 12 deaths per 1,000 live births by 2030.

This project's main focus will be addressing the skills gaps, along with interventions required to support the agreed training methodology: ICT equipment; medical equipment related to the training that will be offered; and any gaps in water and sanitation at the health centers. The skills gaps will be addressed through an ICT-enabled training chain that starts with Drexel University, USA, through the schools of medicine in Uganda, and into the rural health centers.

The specfic objective of Phase 3 is to create a permanent, sustainable training system that, at its core, is digital technology and distance education. This will ensure that the high level outcomes, the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality, are sustained. The project will be implemented over a period of three years starting August 2018 (application to be submitted March 2018).

The overall budget is $222750 to be used to support exchanges of vocational training teams between Drexel University and the Universities in Uganda; Improve Health infrastructure at the rural health centers; customize and localise training content based on the Global Library of Women's Medicine; develop the distance training programme including practice models at the local health centers; and refine the ICT based distance education delivery system already in place between Makerere and Drexel and from Drexel to the Health Centers. The role of the Rotarians will be in leading vocational training teams and logistical support, as well as grant management and publicity.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9211

Rotary Club of: Kampala-North

Primary Contact: Francis Tusubira

Email: fftusu@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 7430

Rotary Club of: Blue Bell

Primary Contact: Ron Smith

Email: rsmith.rotary@gmail.com

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means the funds have been received and the project is being implemented.

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #68175.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Kampala-North (9211)

20-Feb-18

$10,000

$20,000

$30,000

District 7430 DDF

20-Feb-18

-

$40,000

$40,000

District 7330 DDF

6-Mar-18

-

$40,000

$40,000

District 7500 DDF

3-Jun-18

-

$2,500

$2,500

Moorestown (7500)

3-Jun-18

$500

$0

$500

District 7720 DDF

3-Jun-18

-

$1,000

$1,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$5,250

$103,500

$108,750

Total

$222,750

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents


[20-Feb-18]
GG1868175 Project Details


[19-Jun-18]
Grant Application

 

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History Log Entries

20-Feb-18

by Francis Tusubira

System Entry: Creation of project page.

6-Mar-18

by Francis Tusubira

System Entry: Pledge of $40,000 DDF by Colleen Wood of District 7330.

3-Jun-18

by Francis Tusubira

System Entry: Pledge of $2,500 DDF by Ron Smith of District 7500.

3-Jun-18

by Francis Tusubira

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Ron Smith of the Rotary Club of Moorestown, District 7500.

3-Jun-18

by Francis Tusubira

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 DDF by Ron Smith of District 7720.

3-Jun-18

by Francis Tusubira

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

19-Jun-18

by Francis Tusubira

The Application for the grant has been locked for authorisation and has been uploaded to this site for your information. This is to request all our generous contributing Districts to get their DRFCs and DGs to authorise. I know all are familiar with the steps, but just in case:

i. Sign into My Rotary

ii. From the "Take Action" drop down menu, select Grant Centre

iii. After accessing grant centre, please select "My Actions" from the horizontal menu bar, and follow steps as guided to complete you sign off.

Thank you

29-Jun-18

by Francis Tusubira

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.

2-Sep-18

by Francis Tusubira

This project was approved by TRF on 31st August 2018. The work now starts.

2-Sep-18

by Francis Tusubira

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.

17-Nov-18

by Francis Tusubira

System Entry: Payment has been issued by The Rotary Foundation.

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