Health Child - Uganda
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Maternal, newborn and child health
- Primary care
SummaryHealth Child Uganda aims to promote child health through the reduction of child illness and mortality. It focuses on preventing the occurrence of common illnesses among children including malaria, Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI), diarrhoea, worm infections and anaemia, amongst others.
To promote better management of child illnesses at the household and community level through community sensitization and awareness promotion.
To prevent the occurrence of common illnesses and diseases among children such as malaria, diarrhoea, acute respiratory infections, and anaemia
To engage and sensitise children in the community on the importance of personal health and to encourage the promotion of health and hygiene in their families and the communities where they stay.
To encourage communities to innovate and promote the use of locally available resources for promotion of sanitation and hygiene.
To mobilise and sensitise key actors about the promotion of the right to health for the children.
Key program components
The key components of the program are:
- To install a health resources centre with internet connectivity for use by children and care givers in the promotion of e-health - health education through distribution of Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials and using it as a centre for mobilisation of the community for the promotion of child and maternal health.
- To construct a website for Health Child with a portal for posting and sharing success stories of experiences in child care and maternal care and management of family planning by the grass roots women and health workers in selected health centers.
- To use the Information Communication Technology (ICT) project as a launching pad for computerising health facility data to improve efficiency in health service delivery and the sharing of information. - To computerise health facility data and data compiled by Health Child to enable proper planning at the health facility and district levels.
- To use the ICT project as a tool for advocacy or promotion of health services for children and mothers through organising 1 annual meeting with local leaders.
- To record, air and circulate success stories and testimonies of women, men, and other care givers who have participated in the health matters of their families and how their participation has promoted the health of their families.
- To make 1 fixed, and 2 mobile, telephone communication lines available at the resource centre, in a health facility, and among women groups. This eases communication with Health workers at Health Child and within health facilities for counselling and advice in case of emergency in the areas of operation.
- Health Child-UgandaNot-for-profit