Kagumu Development Organization

To improve the lives of communities through empowerment, service delivery and networking.
Oct 28, 2014

OFFER PMTCT SERVICES TO 2300 POOR UGANDAN WOMEN

Summary of project activities

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This is the fourth quarterly activity report of Kagumu Development Organization on offer PMTCT services to 2300 poor Ugandan women implemented by the Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa in collaboration with our donors under Global Giving arrangements. The organization acknowledges the support of all stakeholders to this project that is in cash, materially, morally and in kind. Sincere thanks go to the global giving team for the wonderful work done. The report expresses quarterly project advancement and therefore, compiled and disseminated to our stakeholders for their consumption. The report gives challenges during project implementation, recommendations and testimony from at least a beneficiary. The organization requests for comments and advises on how to make this project realize results

Project activities includes; monitoring and evaluation, procure stationery for the office, facilitate transportation of blood samples for CD4 Count, Community mobilization and sensitization on PMTCT, contribution to health workers welfare, procure medical drugs and sundries and testing kits and procure mama kits and dissemination to mothers during their labour periods and delivery coaches

Current Status of Offer PMTCT Services to Ugandan Women Project

PMTCT services are still poor in the community because of lack of awareness of the PMTCT programme by the community as a wholes. In addition, mothers still deliver in the villages by traditional birth attendants and are exposed to HIV/AIDS.

In the last quarter, the organization managed to implement the following;

  1. Provided health education to 17 HIV positive women on family planning and prevention of unwanted pregnancies
  2. Tested 181 mothers during antenatal visits
  3. 181 mothers attended antenatal visits
  4. 22 male spouses tested for HIV/AIDS with their female spouses
  5. 35 women tested for HIV/AIDS during their labour periods
  6. 35 pregnant mothers had safe delivery in the health center
  7. Made 4 trips of blood samples of infants for PCR-HIV DNA
  8. 105 mothers attended postnatal care

 

Challenges

  1. Limited financial resource for out reaches
  2. Low community awareness on PMTCT
  3. Most pregnant mothers turn up for only one antenatal visit out of the expected five visits
  4. Lack mama kits in preparation for deliveries in the quarter
  5. Low male involvement in EMTCT

Recommendation

There is need for increased community awareness on EMTCT in order to reduce the risks of still births and spread of HIV/AIDS among the infants and pregnant mothers.

Testimony from one beneficiary

The testimony is from katooko Edisa, a prime gravida mother aged 18 from Nakitende village in Kagumu Sub County, Kibuku District. This mother never attended antenatal clinic for check up. so, she delivered from the village and then she was suspected of a retained placenta. When she was brought to the health unit, the attendant reported the mother having given birth at home, the midwife examined her and found out that she had a retained placenta, she did manual removal and gave oxtycoin to control bleeding then she advised the mother that next time she would visit the health center for antenatal clinic and safe delivery services when she becomes pregnant. The mother promised to always attend antenatal services as required.

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This is a true story and explains the activities done by KADO under the PMTCT and EMTCT programme. This is really evidenced by what is happening in the communities but however, this has helped to reduce mothers who deliver from the villages.

 

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

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Jul 31, 2014

SUPPORT 320 ORPHANS WITH IMPROVED GOATS IN UGANDA

Extream right is Janifer and John -caretaker
Extream right is Janifer and John -caretaker

Summary of project activities

This is  the twelveth quarterly activity report of Kagumu Development Organization on Support to 320 orphans with improved goat’s project implemented by the Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa in a joint venture with our donors under GlobalGiving arrangements. Kagumu Development Organization and beneficiaries do hereby appreciate the support of all our donors that have provided support of any kinds to this project. Thanks go to Global Giving team for the wonderful work being done because the organization received support from so far seven donors towards the project. The report expresses quarterly project advancement and therefore, compiled and disseminated to our stakeholders for their consumption. The report gives details on the current status of the orphans, challenges during project implementation, recommendations and testimony from at least a beneficiary. However, the organization prays that the almighty God rewards you in abundance.

Current status of Support 320 orphans with improved goats project

Kagumu Development Organization is doing a commendable work of building the capacity of OVCs and their households in improved goat’s management through training, breading and dissemination of improved goats to some OVCs and provision of advisory services. However, many Orphans and vulnerable children have not obtained support/goats and are still too much vulnerable due to limited financial support from development partners to procure and bread more goats for distribution.

Due to limited resources, the organization managed to implement the following;

  1.  Monitored 12 OVCs 19 households
  2. Provided 0ne OVC with improved goat

 

Challenges

Due to limited financial resources, our challenges remain and these include;

  1. High cost of improved goats
  2. Increased OVCs going for child labour to secure some money to pay for meals at schools
  3. Low project cash flow.
  4. The organization has got limited financial resource to cater for the whelming number of OVCs

Recommendation

The organization continues to request all donors to be part of us for the good of our children who are the future duty bearers.

 

Testimony from one beneficiary

This is a testimony of is from Jenifer the only daughter of late of Samuel and Joyce of Bulangira sub county in Kibuku district, Eastern Uganda. Jenifer is 8 year girl and had no support because nobody after the burial of her parents. Mr. John a sympathizer agreed to take responsibility of Jenifer. However he requested contribution from other sympathizers to provide support since he has many dependants. John reported to the project leader requesting for support of Jenifer. Jenifer was provided a she goat which the care taker will look after and sell young ones when it delivers to procure scholastic materials and other necessities. The caretaker John got happy and pledged to keep the goat project well for the good of Jenifer and also pledged to assist her in her education.

This is true story and explains the work of KADO in relation to our project of support 320 OVCs with improved goats in Uganda.  We are happy that OVC caretakers have come up to explain their challenges as regard OVCs to NGOs.

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

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Jul 30, 2014

OFFER PMTCT SERVICES TO 2300 POOR UGANDAN WOMEN

Florence in our health centre maternity ward
Florence in our health centre maternity ward

Summary of project activities

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This is the third quarterly activity report of Kagumu Development Organization on offer PMTCT services to 2300 poor Ugandan women implemented by the Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa in collaboration with our donors under Global Giving arrangements. The organization and beneficiaries appreciate the support of all stakeholders to this project that is in cash, materially, morally and in kind. Thanks are goes to global giving team for the wonderful work being done. The report expresses quarterly project advancement and therefore, compiled and disseminated to our stakeholders for their consumption. The report gives details on the current status of the orphans, challenges during project implementation, recommendations and testimony from at least a beneficiary. The organization prays that the almighty God rewards you abundantly.

Project activities includes; monitoring and evaluation, procure stationery for the office, facilitate transportation of blood samples for CD4 Count, Community mobilization and sensitization on PMTCT, contribution to health workers welfare, procure medical drugs and sundries and testing kits and procure mama kits and dissemination to mothers during their labour periods and delivery coaches

Current Status of Offer PMTCT Services to Ugandan Women Project

PMTCT services are still poor in the community because there is limited male involvement during antenatal and maternity visits. In addition, mothers still deliver in the villages by traditional birth attendants and are exposed to HIV/AIDS.

In the last quarter, the organization managed to implement the following;

  1. Provided health education to 24 HIV positive women on family planning and prevention of unwanted pregnancies
  2. Tested 128 mothers during antenatal visits
  3. 118 mothers attended antenatal visits
  4. 18 male spouses tested for HIV/AIDS with their female spouses
  5. 32 women tested for HIV/AIDS during their labour periods
  6. 19 pregnant mothers had safe delivery in the health center
  7. Made 7 trips of blood samples of infants for PCR-HIV DNA
  8. 64 mothers attended postnatal care

 

Challenges

  1. Limited financial resource
  2. Low community awareness on PMTCT
  3. High expectations from the beneficiaries
  4. Limited support by local leaders to the project
  5. No mother received mama kits during deliveries in the quarter
  6. Low male involvement in EMTCT

Recommendation

There is need for increased community awareness on EMTCT in order to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS among the infants and improve the health conditions of HIV pregnant mothers.

Testimony from one beneficiary

This testimony is from Florence, a pregnant child mother aged 17 from Dodoi village in Kadama sub county kibuku District. When she got pregnant, she never attended antenatal clinic for check up because she was not having any complications in her pregnancy. On her days of delivery, she started feeling pain and went for health advises from a tradition healer. The tradition healer tried to deliver her and failed. Eventually she was referred to our antenatal clinic. When the midwife checked Florence, the child was dead in the womb and eventual had a still birth. The health workers report was that Florence spent a lot of time at the traditional birth attendant and she had a sever malaria which affected the pregnancy. She was advised to be going for antenatal services with her husband whenever she becomes pregnant. She pledged and vowed that when will be antenatal services as required and also promised not to undertake any traditional medicine and advises.

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This story is true and explains the work of KADO in the health center and in relation to EMTCT and this is what is happening in rural communities in Uganda. And this is also how child mothers joke with their lives under pregnancy

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

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