Solar Suitcases to Save Lives in Childbirth

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Nurses And Their Responsibilities

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Masaka, Uganda
Map of NURSES AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES I was pregnant and it was time for delivery, i went to a certain hospital which is empowered by the catholic church.The nurses din't mind the pain i was feeling.I remember one nurse whom was at the reception who rudely told me that i was not going to deliver my baby but through an operation. What i did was to get a bodaboda that rushed to villa maria hospital where i met midwives whom came upon me and i was able to give birth to a baby boy with out going through a sugery operation.The boy is now four years old and he is now schooling in a pre-primary class.I even produced another boy afterone year. Read more.
Related to project keywords: midwives, deliver, nurses, delivery, operation

Rural Electrification

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Rakai, Uganda
Map of RURAL ELECTRIFICATION Electricity is one of the important forms of energy required in modern homes to simplify work. Most rural parts of uganda are denied with hydro-electricity NACO Solar outlet came sraight to enable rural peoplr satisfy their dreams. This was done by introducing solar elctricity to ruual areas. Nowadays, people have shifted from 'Tadoda' to bright ans smoke free lights. mobile phones are charged, Television and DSTVs are now operating far deep in villages. Finally there is no need fro going to kampala for entertainments due to global village. Read more.
Related to project keywords: solar, lights, operating, electricity, need

A Health Center

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of A HEALTH CENTER A health center is where people go for treatment and even for health facilities.A health center is always kind and loving to us. They always give small children under 4 year dpt and injection to treat polio diptheria and even lackjalo. They give parents family planning how father and mother should stay at their home with their children.In a health center there are workers who are always clean and wards which are always for sick people.In a health center .There is a small clinic where they treat small sickness like headache,stomach + aches and back aches.And their is abig clinic where thet are given treatment and operating like chest aches and others .There are some doctors who tell people how disease are always spread.and how like Asthma is cured but not controlled.A health center is a better place. Read more.
Related to project keywords: health facilities, operating, wards, clinic, doctors

Planning For Development

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kampala, Uganda
Map of PLANNING FOR DEVELOPMENT Management information System provides planning for development, management and the use of information technology tools to help people perform all tasks related to information processing and management. It also timely, reliable and information to enable the management to take speedy decisions. It improves the level standards of living in the community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: reliable, timely, decisions, perform, use

Prenatal Care

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of PRENATAL CARE Due to the requred care of pregnant women while pregnant this is a sit extenive and if there are lack of hospitals like in konoele to take care of the women in the rural regions of kisumu.This has led to loss of life of children and the pregnant women,so as to avoid this cure international launched a prenatal care of suitaing a hospital in konoele and also creating prenatal care awareness in the country and in the region so as to save lives of the poor. Read more.
Related to project keywords: loss life, regions, save lives, care, international

Fight Against The Chronic Virus

By a male, under 16 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of FIGHT AGAINST THE CHRONIC VIRUS According to the statistic the ministry of health took, stated that most of the people dying of HIV/AIDS come from Nyanza province mostly in Kisumu. The ministry of health organized an organization to come to Nyanza and help them fight the chronic virus that affected most of the young people. From their research they concluded that most of the parents and the workers die living the children orphans and factories and business with no labor. This problem came to the conclusion that many children drop out of school living them being illiterate and many companies and factories drop since there is no labor and skilled man power.Also this led to hunger in Nyanza province. The organization come to an agreement that they should carry out campaing and teaching the communities about HIV/AIDS. They designed billboards and education centers that taught people about HIV/AIDS. More VCT's were build and hospitals also arised.The communities were taught about the control measures of HIV/AIDS and dangers of prostitution... Read more.
Related to project keywords: labor, skilled, designed, drop school, led


By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of BIOGAS I had a livestock keeper for a very long time but surprisingly i have never known that i could get electricity from animal waste. For a very long time, i had been struggle with firewood for cooking and traditional lights for lighting the house. I was even contemplating on how to bring the electricity to my house something that appeared very expensive at that moment since i had no enough money. One day my son came home with an idea of bio gas which they had just been taught at school and wanted to try the idea at home something i thought to be so impossible because for me i had not been at school so the bio gas thing was just a mirage. I provided him with the materials he wanted and left him to do whatever he did thinking that at the end of the day he would just fail and so i didn't want him to shift the blame to me for not providing him with what he wanted and so i gave him everything he wanted for the project. After one month of trying out the project, he finally succeeded and he even started to use it to cook and provide light in the house something that got me shocked and surprised for awhile. Read more.
Related to project keywords: lights, lighting, fail, struggle, use

Creation Of A Big Health Centre

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of 

creation of a big health centre About some 5 years ago, small matters in terms of health were costing many lives.There were high material and infant mortality rates.A main contributor of this was lack of education on antenatal care and unskilled medical attendants.Only a small dispensary was availabe and it proved to produce poor medical outcomes since insufficient.An organization by the name UNDP decided to team up with the government to build a big health centre able to serve the entire region.The project which took about two years has turned out to be a big benefit to the area people and those beyond.The health system of the region is one that is welcoming.We are really glad. Read more.
Related to project keywords: infant mortality, outcomes, serve, care, able

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