Childcare Development Organisation Uganda

Childcare and Development Organisation Uganda, is a registered (S.5914/4476), local non-profit organisation seeking to improve the socio-economic well being of vulnerable and orphaned children and families with our current focus in Gulu District- Uganda. CDO Uganda is a story of commitment by its founders to bring love, hope and help to address the challenges faced by thousands of children in Northern Uganda, who have been orphaned by 23 years civil war and affected by the HIV AIDS pandemic, they are in need of health, education and care. Since its inception in 2001, CDO Uganda has developed in size and scope to provide health, education and child development, agriculture and food ...
Nov 26, 2014

No vaccines!, a worrying experience

immunisation
immunisation

Dear friends,

For the last four months, we have been sending babies away because we had no vaccines, it was a nationwide problem. A very painful experieince for all of us, but the district health office assured us that this situation will not go for long and we should encourage the mothers to keep checking at their nearest facilities and make sure that their children are immunised. However, we continue to vaccinate all the children under five years old for the others diseases.

 

When Acan Mary had her baby over the weekend, the immunisation department of the local hospital was closed. She therefore came to the Karin Medical Facility very frightened that her child did not get the first vaccines of BCG and OPV0 that a newly born should receive. There was little that the health workers could do, it was a nationwide problem, so they adviced her to take care of her child.

 

Moses Ogwang is our unit vaccinator,  his routine work in the immunization program involves providing  immunization services, Counseling/Health Education to parents/caretakers; Planning and conducting outreaches; Screening for immunization status, reducing missed opportunities; Forecasting, ordering and storing vaccines and other logistics; maintaining fridge temperature within the recommended ranges (2-8deg centigrade); Defrosting fridge and filling vaccine control book daily.  Moses enjoys his job and he always advices the clients about the importance of immunization. He was very disturbed by the lack of vaccines for babies, because he knows the implications.

 

Many achievements have been made in this program we are now able to secure ADs syringes and 100needles to improve on injection safety and confidence of the community in the services. Uganda was declared  polio-free in 2006 and Measles  mortality and morbidity reduced >90% and we are almost attaining Maternal neonatal tetanus elimination

 

The work that we do would not continue without the support from you. We would like to thank you all for the  support that have made all of our work possible. Northern Uganda is still one of the most challenging places in the world for children under five years old, and we need you to recruit more support for our cause. When potential supporters hear us talking about why they should make a donation today, they listen. But when your friends and family hear you talk about our work as someone who is already a supporter and knows that we are making a difference, they’ll act.

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Aug 25, 2014

Providing access to health in the communities

I feel like we always start these updates with something  along the lines of “this was a busy month.” The reality is that every month is a busy month at the our health centres.  The pace of the last three months has obviously been no different. These months has included finalizing our annual reports with the government, finalising strategic documents, several trainings for our staff, staff  from neighbouring clinic visiting our clinic and outreach sites to carry out family planning, immunization and antenatal care in our community.

We are always grateful to our friends and supporters for standing with us the last three months since we last communicated with you. The following are details of how each service offered at the clinic has been running.

A. OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT:

CATEGORY            0-5 YEARS                5 YEARS AND OVER

                           Male         Female         Male      Female

New attendance    423           409              137         264

Re attendance        04             04               00           04

Total attendance    427          411             137         268

We registered the highest number of Out Patient Attendance (OPD) under five this month in this quarter i.e 838 children were attended to this was contributed by the cooperation of our Village Health Teams (VHTs) and dedicated staff who have helped to improve the relationship between staff and clients. We plan to motivate our VHTs more in order to promote quality service provision. The most common conditions seen in the units this month were RTIs, Acute diarrhoea, malaria, skin conditions. Intense health education about the ways in which we can prevent this disease is what we will carry out in order to reduce the number of children suffering from this condition at the clinic and in our outreaches. All mothers seen at OPD are being encouraged to carry their child health card and we registered a success in this. All children attended to are being weighed.

Jun 12, 2014

Learning at the Karin Centre

Having fun
Having fun

The Kids Program is off to a great start. The discipleship class is up and running at the Karin centre where we provide discipleship classes, dance workshops for children who may be out of school for various reasons including lack of school fees, prolonged illness, loss of a parent.  They are taught by Pamela and her assistant Rose.

In the last months we are excited to offer the discipleship class for children.  The discipleship classes targets children who have been traumatised by several things including the after effects of the civil war. They have been meeting for the last 12 weeks every Saturday for discipleship classes and sometimes they also learn new skills.

For Mary and her friends coming to the Karin Centre is always very exciting. She will be meeting with her friends and perhaps even find new friends there.  The discipleship class increases the children’s knowledge on Christianity, increases their reading, writing and verbal expression skills. This program is also aligned with the Operation Christmas Child.  Mary visits the clinic to learn about the Lord Jesus Christ and about God. With support from Operation Christmas Child, each child received lessons books which they read through with the guidance from their teacher Pamela. This lesson has been very wonderful for all the children who have participated in it. Many have not heard about Jesus Christ, many have not heard about the love that He shows to us. Over the last weeks the centre has received over 80 children

Through the creative works program is a self expression program for in need children ages 6-14 to discover their own stories and express them in  public performance. They also play at the playground.

Mary likes coming to the Karin centre because she gets a chance to play on the swing. Their school has no swings or any play items.

We are excited that soon this class will graduate and we start classes with another group.

Thank you once again for your belief in and support for the these children who get a chance to learn about their faith and creative arts too. This program needs more support because more children do not have access to learn.

 

 

 

at the centre
at the centre
Teaching
Teaching

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