Project #10035

Community-Based Medicare for Poor Ugandan Children

by The Little Shoulders Education Trust - LITSHED


A community-based health center called "Echo of Love" will be established in Bunyaruguru community in Uganda.The Center will focus on providing curative and preventive health care services especially for children and mothers those from the extremely low income bracket. It is expected that through providing health care services that it will be possible to have a direct and positive effect on the growth and well being of the young children and women in the community.
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Major obstacles to child survival in Bunyaruguru community include infections, parasitic diseases, malnutrition and the risks associated with HIV transmission from mother-to-child, low birth weight and high fertility. A serious problem exists in the rural villages of Bunyaruguru of children dying from illness and infections that are attributable to poor nutrition, malaria, measles, diarrhea, HIV/AIDS, etc. Therefore the need for a program intervention is apparent.


The project will create of a Center in Bunyaruguru community that will become a focal point for providing information, medicine and health care services to children and mothers in the community.Workshops, community outreaches and one-on-one counseling will be organized with the objectives of reducing the degree of malnutrition among children; HIV/AIDS among women and children through Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, Malaria management, Family Planning, and growth monitoring.

Long-Term Impact

This facility will provide quality health care for over 1000 children and women in the community,allowing them to live a healthier life.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


The Little Shoulders Education Trust

Organization Information

The Little Shoulders Education Trust - LITSHED

Location: Jinja, Eastern - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​​litshed
Project Leader:
Joseph Mukungu
Jinja, Uganda

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