The Project will restore hope to the hopeless children affected by NODDING DISEASE which has caused agony and devastating effects to many families in the districts of Amuru, Omoro, Kitgum & Pader in Northern Uganda. It starts with a nodding head, seizure, cripples them and silently kills the young and innocent souls; this will be through a comprehensive strategy of supporting victims, empowering affected families, strengthening of community structures & supporting existing special care centers
After over 2 decades of living in the IDP camps due to LRA insurgency in northern Uganda, the locals had started returning back home to start a new life. But in 2007 a new enemy enveloped this region, Nodding syndrome which has killed hundreds of children and left over 5000 struggling, most of whom are now crippled & helplessly kept home awaiting their death.Though Government & NGOs have given some support, A LOT MORE IS NEEDED if we are to save these children & give them a new HOPE in life!
Through Facilitation to get drugs, Food & nutrition support & School fees contribution for victims; Capacity building for affected households in Income generating activities, VSLAs & Kitchen Gardening and construction of simple shelters for households in dilapidated Huts; Establish & support Community Health watchdogs to link affected households/communities with Health Facilities; Support special care centers through Refresher training for health staff, motorcycle ambulances for outreaches
The project will empower 800 affected households allowing them to rise out of poverty, improve their incomes, food & nutrition security and be able to provide for their families' health, educational and general well-being through their small business enterprises and kitchen gardening. Community watchdogs will remain vital in supporting & monitoring health programs in the community such sensitization on malaria, HIV/AIDS, following up on pregnant mothers for Antenatal services and Nodding Disease