Health  Uganda Project #31843

Help Ugandans Obtain Vital Health Services

by Partnership for Transparency Fund Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit

Summary

In Uganda, vital healthcare for vulnerable people is often compromised by corruption. Life-saving medications go missing, funds to pay nurses disappear and patients are forced to pay bribes to save the lives of their loved ones. We created the Citizen Action Platform (CAP) as a means for patients to report and eliminate the maltreatment they confront. Now, people are able to stand-up to injustice and improve their communities through a simple text message.

$15,000
total goal
$8,588
remaining
61
donors
0
monthly donors
5
months

Challenge

In Uganda, as in many developing countries, vital public healthcare resources meant for the poor is stolen by corruption. Generous donations and government funds which are meant to save the lives of sick babies, suffering from curable diseases like malaria, are "lost" or stolen before it ever reaches them. As a result, poor mothers are forced to choose between buying food or paying illegitimate fees to obtain life-saving medicine for their sick child.

Solution

The CAP program reduces corruption and improves healthcare by analyzing citizen reports of corruption submitted through UNICEF's U-report system (ureport.in). These reports are then categorized, consolidated, tracked, visualized and forwarded to community groups and volunteers for follow-up. With this information, volunteers work together with government officials to resolve individual problems, reduce opportunities for corruption and improve management.

Long-Term Impact

Since 2014, we've experienced significant improvements in the healthcare services of the target region, such as: electricity and running water restored to 3 health facilities; increased availability of birthing-kits, bed nets and medications; improved adherence to cleanliness standards; and so much more. Continuing the program will support the heroic actions of 3 community groups, 63 volunteers, and ensure approximately 100,000 people in Nothern Uganda continue to receive basic healthcare.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​ptfund.org
Read more about the Citizen Action Platform!

Organization Information

Partnership for Transparency Fund

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ptfund
Project Leader:
Partnership for Transparency
Washington, DC United States

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