Kagumu Development Organization

To improve the lives of communities through empowerment, service delivery and networking.
Apr 14, 2014

SECOND QUARTERLY REPORT

A HEALTH WORKER AFTER SAFE DELIVERY OF A MOTHER
A HEALTH WORKER AFTER SAFE DELIVERY OF A MOTHER

Summary of project activities

Kagumu Development Organization is a Non-Governmental Organization based in Kibuku District in Eastern Uganda. The organization major programmes are operation of a health centre 111, Provision of comprehensive health education and services focusing on HIV/AIDS, malaria and other communicable diseases, Provision of knowledge and skills in Integrated Sustainable Agriculture, Provision of Care and support to orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly, Empowering Communities Environmental preservation and Conservation, Advocacy and lobbying on human rights and good governance and General business. This is the second quarterly activity report on offer PMTCT services to 2300 poor Ugandan women implemented KADO in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa. 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. We have secured support from five 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 poor Ugandan women, challenges during project implementation, recommendations and testimony from a beneficiary.

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

There is still a challenge of rural women to access PMTCT services. The involvement of male spouses during antenatal visits is limited, rural   women still deliver in the villages by traditional birth attendants and is at risk to HIV/AIDS. Whereas PMTCT services are meant to be free in public facilities, these facilities lack adequate supply of drugs and medical supplies. These facilities are also inadequately staffed and they at times don’t provide counseling services to the women at the health units. In the last quarter, the organization obtained the following results with the support of development partners and its own funding:

  1. Conducted 15 community health education visits on positive prevention(PP) family planning reduce unwanted prevention of unwanted pregnancies
  2. Tested 154 mothers received HIV/AIDS counseling and testing during antenatal visits at our health facility
  3. 164 mothers attended antenatal visits
  4. 18 male spouses tested for HIV/AIDS with their female spouses
  5. 16 women tested for HIV/AIDS during their labour periods
  6. 22 pregnant mothers had safe delivery in the health center
  7. Transported blood samples of 8 infants for PCR-HIV DNA
  8. 45 mothers attended postnatal care
  9. Procured 10 units of medical drugs and sundries
  10. Provided permanent family planning services to 24 women at our health facility. This was in partnership with maries top Uganda.

 

 

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. Limited involvement of male spouses

 

Recommendation

There is need for all stakeholders to mainstream community awareness and education on PMTCT in their programmes in order to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS among the infants and improve the health conditions of women living with HIV/AIDS.

Testimony from one beneficiary

Nite Suzan was a pregnant mother aged 24 from Nankokoli village, Kagumu Sub County in Kibuku District. During couple testing, Suzan results were negative and the husband John was positive. When the results were disclosed to the couples, Suzan immediately expressed divorce to her husband before the health worker (counselor) and refused to go back home with the husband. John nearly collapsed in the counseling room. However, the counselor provided education and counseling to the couple that they can continue with marriage utilizing safe sex. Suzan withdrawn the expression of divorce and they returned home. Suzan and john are currently in marriage using safe sex methods and occasionally visit the counselor the health unit for medical advices.

 

This story is true and explains the reactions of couples when a spouse is tested HIV positive after testing. However, a lot of divorce occurs due to HIV/AIDS among couples and this is as a result of lack of comprehensive counseling and health education.

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

A HEALTH WORKER AFTER SAFE DELIVERY OF A MOTHER
A HEALTH WORKER AFTER SAFE DELIVERY OF A MOTHER

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Apr 14, 2014

Eleventh quarterly report

JOY AN ORPHAN WITH HER SE GOAT
JOY AN ORPHAN WITH HER SE GOAT

Summary of project activities

Kagumu Development Organization is a nongovernmental organization based in Kibuku district in Eastern Uganda. The organization’s major programmes are Operation of a Health centre 111, Provision of comprehensive health education and services focusing on HIV/AIDS, malaria and other communicable diseases, Provision of knowledge and skills in Integrated Sustainable Agriculture, Provision of Care and support to orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly, Environmental preservation and Conservation, Advocacy and lobbying of human rights and good governance.

This is the eleventh quarterly activity report on Support to 320 orphans with improved goats’ project implemented by the Organization in Eastern Uganda, in the Districts of Kibuku, Budaka and Pallisa in a joint venture with our donors under Global Giving arrangements. Kagumu Development Organization and beneficiaries 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. We have secured support from five 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.  

Current status of Support 320 orphans with improved goats project

Kagumu Development Organization has done 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 are still living miserable livelihood due to low progress of the project as a result of limited financial support from development partners to facilitate project expansion. Out of the 320 orphans, only 17% have their household income improved through this project.   However, out of the 31OVCs visited in schools, only 14 (45%) study without lunch at school and this is affecting their academic performance.

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

  1.  Monitored 18 OVCs 24 households
  2. Visited 45 OVCs in 15 primary schools and 4secondary schools
  3. Procured and distributed drugs to treat goats of 13 orphans

 

Challenges

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

  1. High expectations from the beneficiaries
  2. Increased OVCs going for child labour to secure some money to pay for meals at schools
  3. Increased dropout of some of our OVCs from school due to hunger as some of them cannot afford to pay for meals and scholastic materials.
  4. The organization has got limited financial resource to cater for the whelming number of OVCs

 

Recommendation

This project is viable and can improve OVC household’s income and food security. Therefore, the organization continues to request all donors who may come across this project to be part of us and to give a helping hand to our OVCs and also linking this project to various donors if possible for the good of the new generation that currently live depressed livelihoods  

Testimony from one beneficiary

This is a testimony of David son of late of Lyomoki David of Kagumu Sub County in Kibuku district, Eastern Uganda. David is 15 year boy and HIV/AIDS positive and had refused to take ARVs when he was tested HIV Positive. He also dropped out of school in senior three and concentrated on drinking. The project leader cited David in a local bar and counseled him. The project manager continuously counseled David and he invited him to his office on several occasions for guidance and counseling and now is reformed. He joined a vocational school for welding and metal fabrication course at Nagwere Technical School in Pallisa District. The organization supports him with scholastic materials and is the next beneficiary of improved goat. However, he vows to open up his own workshop to earn daily living.

This is true story and explains the work of KADO in relation to our project of support 320 OVCs with improved goats in Uganda. OVCs support can improve their livelihoods and make them do better in school and can lead them to good citizen.

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

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Jan 6, 2014

OFFER PMTCT SERVICES TO 2300 POOR UGANDAN WOMEN

A Health worker in antenatal room
A Health worker in antenatal room

Summary of project activities  

Kagumu Development Organization is a Non-Governmental Organization based in Kibuku District in Eastern Uganda. The organization major programmes are Operation of a health centre 111 Provision of comprehensive health education and services focusing on HIV/AIDS, malaria and other communicable diseases, Provision of knowledge and skills in Integrated Sustainable Agriculture, Provision of Care and support to orphans, vulnerable children and the elderly, Empowering Communities Environmental preservation and Conservation, Advocacy and lobbying on human rights and good governance and General business.

This is the first quarterly activity report 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. We have secured support from five 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. 

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. There is limited support involvement of male spouses during antenatal visits, mothers still deliver in the villages by traditional birth attendants and are exposed to HIV/AIDS.

In the last quarter, the organization due to limited resources, managed to implement the following in our health center;

  1. 1.      Provided health education to 32 HIV positive women on family planning and prevention of unwanted pregnancies
  2. 2.      Tested 137 mothers during antenatal visits
  3. 3.      137 mothers attended antenatal visits
  4. 4.      24 male spouses tested for HIV/AIDS with their female spouses
  5. 5.      36 women tested for HIV/AIDS during their labour periods
  6. 6.      28 pregnant mothers had safe delivery in the health center
  7. 7.      Transported blood samples of five infants for PCR-HIV DNA
  8. 8.      87 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  

Recommendation

There is need for continues community awareness and education on PMTCT in order to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS among the infants and improve the health conditions of HIV pregnant mothers. This can only be done through increased financial support by all stakeholders.

Testimony from one beneficiary

This testimony is from Naula Elizabeth, a pregnant mother aged 32 from Kagumu village, Kagumu Sub County in Kibuku District. Elizabeth’s husband died of HIV/AIDS and she remained with three children. She got another man and conceiving, Elizabeth took seven months without attending antenatal visits due to stigma. She was using traditional herbs, and one day when she had stomach pain, she was advised to visit the health center. She developed confidence and went to the health center, where she was counseled, educated and tested for HIV/AIDS. When she received her results that she was negative, she felt very happy because her husband had died of HIV/AIDS. She narrated the story of the death of her husband and the way she was suffering with the children. She had lost hope and her plan was to commit suicide. However, after counseling, she gained hope and pledged to resume her duties and stick to only her current partner. Elizabeth pledged to become a community advisor so that other women go for HIV/AIDS counseling and testing.

This story is true and explains the work of KADO in the health center and in relation to PMTCT and really explains how poor rural pregnant Ugandan women spend their life styles

Prepared by

Samson Namwoyo

Project leader

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