This project will provide access to vulnerable children and families in post conflict to strengthen their capacity to take more responsibility for their health and well being by providing comprehensive primary and preventive care services, with a mother-child focus. Accurately testing and treating for communicable and non communicable diseases. Carrying out immunisation for children under five years old and expectant mothers, access to family planning services.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Preventive primary health care is the key to child survival and the proportion of children under-five immunized is one of the monitoring indicators of (MDG) 4. Infant and Under-five mortality rates remain high in Gulu district. This is highly influenced by mother's status in the family and education levels. They are also influenced by the health of the mother, her access to Ante Natal Care (ANC) and assistance during birth.
How will this project solve this problem?
The district indicators show an enormous potential of reaching women with life-saving information and preventative care. Karin Medical Centre in Gulu, intends to undertake intensive education to promote child health and ANC attendance to achieve at least four visits. This will be done to the weekly outreaches that is undertaken to the hard to reach areas, train and educate communities, provide medical treatment and care. Conduct projects that improve hygiene and sanitation.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will provide access to health care to over 1000 children by providing to quality health care services; develop outreach programs that offer child health workshops in nutrition and preventative health maintenance. The program will train local community health workers and educate communities to rise awareness on common diseases, malaria, prevention and other health related issues. the program will conduct village public health programs.
Total Funding Received to Date: $11,712
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,562
Total Funding Goal: $16,274