Project #12354

Rwenzori Rural Health Services - an FCDE Partner

by Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment
Mar 11, 2013

RRHS Project Update

RRHS participants
RRHS participants

Dear RRHS Supporters,

We are pleased to be able to share the stories and progress of Renzori Rural Health Services (RRHS) work.  It is exciting because RRHS is one of our first partners in the Kasese Uganda region and one of the success stories. The Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment (FCDE) supports local grassroot organizations like RRHS with training, resources, grants and direct personal support.

Renzori Rural Health Services (RRHS) is a Community Based Organization (CBO) started in 2005 dedicated to providing health care and health related services to people in rural areas of the Rwenzori Mountains. RRHS works to raise local living standards by extending health care services that are accessible to the community.

The ultimate goal is to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality rates, reduce congestion at existing health centres, and extend services to the rural underserved people of the area. The Kasese District status report 2007 indicates bed ratio in the District to be1 bed to 963 patients. The project will employ a Medical Doctor, a Nurse and a Midwife.  It will offer both antenatal and post natal services to mothers and their infants, and curative services for the larger community. It will empower 20 young mothers to reach out to other women with information on Safe Mother hood, safe water chain, making Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS), proper nutrition and prevention and management of HIV/AIDS.

RRHS has initiated construction of a health center and health lab. They are now working to raise funds to complete the construction and equip the facility. Most recently they received a grant from the Norwegian Council to continue work on the physical infrastructure of the Health Center.  You can learn more about RRHS through the link above.

RRHS has been an active part of FCDE's  workshop series for over a year and  recently completed another two-day training on Monitoring and Evaluation related to their project work. This continuing involvement has allowed RRHS to become more efficient in its work to meet health and clean water needs of the local community.

I hope these stories and this information inspires you.

Thank you – FCDE staff and board

Gathering water at new RRHS gravity fed pump
Gathering water at new RRHS gravity fed pump
Local outreach of RRHS
Local outreach of RRHS



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Project Leader:
Eric Younger
Ketchum, ID United States
$2,345 raised of $6,700 goal
12 donations
$4,355 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. Learn more.
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.