Summary of project activities
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;
- Provided health education to 17 HIV positive women on family planning and prevention of unwanted pregnancies
- Tested 181 mothers during antenatal visits
- 181 mothers attended antenatal visits
- 22 male spouses tested for HIV/AIDS with their female spouses
- 35 women tested for HIV/AIDS during their labour periods
- 35 pregnant mothers had safe delivery in the health center
- Made 4 trips of blood samples of infants for PCR-HIV DNA
- 105 mothers attended postnatal care
- Limited financial resource for out reaches
- Low community awareness on PMTCT
- Most pregnant mothers turn up for only one antenatal visit out of the expected five visits
- Lack mama kits in preparation for deliveries in the quarter
- Low male involvement in EMTCT
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.
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.