HEALTH

Health Development

The Health development sector majorly focuses on supporting Public Health interventions at the grassroots in Uganda.  The sector provides participants with opportunity to work with Health professionals and specialists in communities in need of Healthcare, and support these communities with affordable public health interventions.

 

Uganda's poor people have limited access to healthcare. It emerged as the government launched its 2021/2022 national budget that 25% of the citizens, that is a quarter of the population, are living below the poverty line (The independent, 2021), up from 21.4% in 2016. Uganda's burden of disease is dominated by communicable diseases, which account for over 50% of morbidity. Malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB, and respiratory, diarrhea, epidemic - prone  and vaccine-preventable diseases are the leading causes of illness and death. There is also a growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including mental health disorders. Maternal and prenatal conditions also contribute to high mortality. Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) remain a big problem in the country affecting mainly rural poor communities. The disease burden is now compromised by the COVID 19 challenges. According to (Bell, David et al 2020) in the American journal medicine and hygiene vol. 103,3; on the basis of DALYs lost, the impact of the COVID-19 public health response on non -COVID 19 diseases could outweigh the direct impact of an extensive COVID-19 outbreak in Uganda

 

Reason to participate in Health projects

Engaging in Health projects provides you with an opportunity of ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well being of grass root communities of all age groups. You will have the opportunity to work with some of our community partner health organizations to support bottom up health strategies to development. These strategies  address different health challenges that are accompanied with many social complex issues which affect community structures. Participants assist a network of health service programs that serve communities who have been affected by health challenges . Basic medical treatment and health education services are also needed to allow grassroot communites to productively build economies without enduring the massive setbacks caused by health issues

Volunteer & Internship opportunities

Volunteers or Interns who will work on any of the health projects will learn about the sustainable development models of empowering grass root community groups on the dynamics addressing their ongoing health challenges

 

Community Based projects in Health

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Training Community Facilitators in Basic safe motherhood survival skills

Since 2008, Masese CDC has been engaged in holistic child and youth development. The organization noticed the increased infant and child mortality rate due to health challenges women face while giving birth
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Sexual and Reproductive health for persons with disabilities

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guarantees them the right to access the same range, quality and standard of free or affordable health care. However, available evidence shows that they still face numerous challenges
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Rehabilitation of Kamigo Health Center

Kamigo Health Centre (II) is the only health facility in Kamigo village, which has an estimated population of 9800 inhabitants. The Centre is run by 5 health workers headed by a single doctor treating on average 50-70 patients a day. services, are conducted in one floor building
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Community access to clean water for 5 villages in Jinja District

Not having access to safe water is a form of deprivation that threatens life, destroys opportunity and undermines human dignity (UNDP 2006). In Uganda, national safe water coverage is estimated at 42% in rural areas
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Strengthening capacity of schools in Menstrual Health Management

KORD supports 200 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) to access formal education annually, 58% of whom are female.It’s estimated that 48% of school dropouts of female students can be attributed to difficulty accessing sanitary pads
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Your experience of community transformation starts here. Through working along with professional health experts to  empower grass root communities  to address their health development challenges, communities are empowered to actualize change. To apply click the link below

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