| Nov 18, 2021
Adolescents friendly services for Sept-Nov 2021
By Dr. Harriet Babikako | Project Lead
Quarterly report on the support of adolescents
Child and Family Foundation Uganda (CFU) team is excited to share our quarterly report of supporting the health needs of 1000 adolescents in rural Kamuli Uganda at https://goto.gg/50405with support from GlobalGiving donors and supporters. Your donations have enabled us to conduct a number of activities in the Kamuli district Busoga region, Eastern Uganda.
Different services were offered to the community with the objective to offer free medical assessment, health education, and promotion of sexual gender-based violence and prevention of STIs.
reference Figure 1. Dr. Ssunna assessed the community in an integrated outreach at Butaaga village
Child days plus activities
In partnership with local government authorities in the Kamuli district, we were able to implement child day plus activities at Nawansaso Parish. Up to 35 adolescents HPV vaccine to prevent them from acquiring cervical cancer
Reference: Figure 2. CFU Medical team reaching the community in the Child day plus outreaches at Nawansaso Parish
Adolescent Family Care Groups (AFCGs)
Two AFCGs comprising 15 adolescents each were formed in our communities. These AFCGs have been trained on adolescent health and wellbeing education including but not limited to;
- Taking iron and folic acid supplements improves adolescent iron status and reduces the risk of anemia
- Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections (STDs and STIs)
- Taking care of physical health through regular exercise and getting adequate sleep
- Observation of personal hygiene e.g., bath regularly, keep your hair and nails short, trimming of pubic hair
See youth group in Figure 3. CFU teams in partnership with DREAMS teams mentoring AFCG in the Lutunda zone
Impact of our activities
In Kiganda zone, Kawempe division slum settlements, we met an adolescent mother who was a victim of Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) with a severely malnourished child of six months who could not even sit. Her spouse left the family with a rent bill of 6 months to clear and no job to earn a living. After interventions and with support from GlobalGiving CFU was able to offer nutrition services, rented a house for the mother, and helped her to start up a small-scale business. On follow-up, the baby’s nutrition status had improved after using RUTF and the mother was also linked to a counselor at the facility who was able to give her counseling on SGBV.
See Figure 4. SGBV mother before intervention in Kiganda Zone and Figure 5. SGBV mother after interventions
We thank everyone for donating to this project since its inception.