Saving Lives at Birth in Kawempe amidst COVID-19

by Child and Family foundation uganda
Saving Lives at Birth in Kawempe amidst COVID-19

Reporting period Jan, Feb, March 2022

Child and Family Foundation Uganda (CFU) team are delighted to share another progress report on saving lives at birth in Kawempe and Kamuli amidst covid 19.


CFU works in partnership with the surrounding neighboring health Centre (IV) offering maternity and delivery services that she profiled to support in case of critical care. These include KCCA and Mulago referral hospital.


The main purpose of this report is to share CFU's concerted efforts on continued fundraising for an ambulance as a key missing asset in the struggle to save lives at birth.

To share how the project has impacted and saved several lives during birth, CFU implemented activities.

Implemented Activities (output indicators)

The CFU medical center together with CFU SACCO designed and operationalized a health scheme and availed it to 201 mothers attending the antenatal care (ANC) clinic. The main purpose of the scheme was to help pregnant mothers plan to cover the costs of delivery at a subsidized cost. The scheme allows mothers to cover ANC, delivery, and postnatal costs at subsidized prices in installments.

Supplies and drugs were procured including a 01BP machine, 01weighing scale, and 50MUAC tapes to support 201 pregnant mothers during birth in a bid to improve maternal health thus sustaining and improving lives.

CFU referred 00 cases to other health Centre’s/hospitals in a bid to improve maternal health and save lives

Impact indicator

As a result of continued information dissemination and sensitizations during outreaches, VHT referrals of pregnant mothers seeking ANC were noted at CFU Medical Centre

09 mothers were safely delivered at CFU medical Centre though the major challenge noted was the difficulty for the mothers to reach the health Centre due to lack of transport or an immediate ambulance in one of the cases an ambulance was outsourced to ensure safe delivery.

CFU Medical center services

CFU was able to offer a variety of services to pregnant mothers in the ANC clinic. The services that were offered include TB/HIV screening and testing, nutrition assessment, obstetric scan, and dispensing of routine drugs such as dewormers and Fansidar.

 CFU Activity plan for next quarter

In a bid to promote and improve maternal and child health amongst vulnerable communities in Kawempe, CFU will continue to engage several stakeholders in fundraising activities that can result or raise funds for the procurement of an ambulance thus solving the transportation challenges faced by mothers.

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Child and Family Foundation Uganda (CFU) and together with the entire staff as a team are delighted to share the second report of SAVING LIVES AT BIRTH IN KAWEMPE AMIDST COVID-19 at


The purpose of this document is to provide a brief overview of the fundraising activity for the procurement of an ambulance for the saving lives at birth project at Child and Family Foundation Uganda (CFU). CFU seeks additional support on improving the referral and transportation of mothers with complications and sick newborns, including linkage to health facilities in the Kampala district.

 In the last quarter, we have held meetings to continue with mobilizing funds locally within Kawempe division. We have held monthly meetings and devised a work plan that will help us get the word out. In the process, we identified about seven local companies to contact and engage them regarding their role in corporate social responsibility within the Kawempe division. Some of the companies identified included Airtel, Regal paint, Reham, and Equity Bank. CFU staff who are the foot soldiers of this message were identified and a talking point template was shared.

Some of the approaches identified were to engage the Kawempe division leaders where we presented this activity so that we get buy-in and support in mobilizing health facilities to work with.

Figure 1: Showing a picture showing health facility and division leaders.

CFU has supported the referral of children and mothers during this period. We have used bodabodas (motorcycle), personal vehicles to refer five (5) mothers who had failed to deliver in lower centers particularly CFU medical to higher centers (Kawempe Hospital). One client was transported by a private ambulance after laboring for two days and the baby developed asphyxia.  

 Our new year plan will include;

a)      Sharing the data center profile and the project summary to friends and family.

b)      Sharing the project summary on to the different websites and other social media platforms and mobilizing to enable us to acquire the gargets over time.

c)       Conduct our weekly meetings on Thursdays to review performance.

d)      To identify support transport mothers who have developed complications from communities and lower-level facilities to tertiary health facilities, in good time and save lives at birth. Support our project at  to enable us to reach all pregnant women in Kawempe with likely poor outcomes.


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Child and Family foundation uganda

Location: kampala - Uganda
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Project Leader:
Babikako Harriet
kampala, Kampala Uganda
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