RC Kampala South in collaboration with local health facilities and
other partners will implement the health project in 5 areas. A team of 7
people comprising with 2 Doctors, 2 Social Workers, lab technician &
2 midwives will move together to the identified and selected villages to
provide services of healthcare to the women and children of rural
areas where such facilities are inaccessible.
5 such clinics will be organized every month covering the 5 areas.
Each project area will have a rotation period of 2 months. It will be
equipped with medicines and other necessary equipment required for
conducting immunization, tests of women, pregnant women, and
The female literacy rate for the area is only 24 percent with a large family size of 5-10 members per household.
The females have poor status in the family. Men are the decision makers and pose a great resistance to change.
Despite impressive reductions in maternal mortality the national MMR remains high at 368/ 100,000 while the
child mortality rate stands at 45/1000 live births (Uganda Demographic Health Survey).
Mothers who had at least 3 Ante-Natal care visits during the last pregnancy (%) - 54%
Institutional births (%) - up to 50%
Children (12-23 months) fully immunized (BCG, 3 doses each of DPT and polio and one dose of Measles) (%) -
The poor health means lesser life expectancy for people in the region. The life expectancy for women is lesser
than for males. This is because women have a more difficult life than men. The average age of women getting
married in this area is 13. They have their first child by 14 or 15. An average woman in such areas will have
around 6-7 pregnancies.
By the time a woman reaches middle age, her health is in shambles because of unusually high number of
pregnancies and their impact on the body.
A pregnant woman is not given any special diet.
The main occupation of the people in these areas is agriculture and allied and agro-based activities.
The members of the Rotary Club of Kampala South will regularly visit the areas to supervise and monitor the
project activities /progress.