Weʼve raised £80 to Muhabura Health Network
- Kisoro, Western Region, Uganda
- Health and medical
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- Funded on Monday, 1st January 2018
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Welcome to the Muhabura Health Network:
We are a UK based charity, working in south-west Uganda, which aims to bring health education to rural communities in the Kisoro region of Uganda.
Why it is needed:
Unfortunately, there are still thousands of people who live in poverty within these rural areas of Uganda. These people are often susceptible to sickness, poor health and injury as a result of the back-breaking hard work they have to do in order to survive. They are not afforded the basic education that we in the west are privileged to receive regarding how to live a healthy life style. Examples of which include: how to care for wounds; how to notice the signs of disease; how to remain nourished; and how to clean their homesteads so that they don’t worsen the risk of disease.
This information is largely considered to be ‘general knowledge’ in the UK, however in rural Uganda this is not the case. Our charity aims to change that.
What we have done:
Two years ago, we wrote a Educators’ Health Programme containing information on the following topics:
- Common diseases
- Immunisation against disease
- Non-communicable diseases
- The importance of safe water
- An ideal Homestead
- Maternal Health
- Family Planning
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Family Health and life skills
- Domestic and Public Violence
- Mental Health, substance abuse and disabilities
- First Aid and Emergency Handling
Over the past two years the Pack has been approved by various Doctors at the Kisoro hospital, along with members of the health team from the Diocese of Muhabura as well as and the Rt. Rev. Bishop Cranmer Mugusha. We have now completed the pack in full, and it is ready to be distributed and taught within the communities.
What we will be doing:
During our most recent trip to Kisoro we established our team on the ground who will be coordinating the programme and taking it out into the rural communities.
They will be running a 4-6 week training programme, where they will go into the field week by week and teach 2-3 topics for half the day and then visit homesteads to gauge the impact of the topics they are covering. They will then use this information to reiterate any messages that they feel haven’t been received, as well as allowing local community members to ask any questions they may have.
After 4 parishes have been taught, they will do another check-up of all 4 to check their progress, and then they will move on to the next four. This will launch from the first week of January 2018.
How you can help:
In order to make this happen we will need to provide the team with the funds to get out into the field, print resources and support our team on the ground for their work on field days and its planning. A small amount of money in the UK goes a really long way in Uganda. Some examples of which include:
£1 a month would buy lunch for two project coordinators for one day.
£5 would print a teaching manual to be given to a community leader, giving them the resource to educate an entire parish community.
£10 would cover the support of one of the project coordinators for the whole month (5 days in the field and one days planning) which covers all of their work teaching within the communities and visiting homesteads.
£20 would cover travel costs into the field for half a month – our biggest expense!
All of the staff we are supporting are young educated adults who hold degrees in the social and health sectors. They are all in the start of their careers and are passionate about promoting public health in the region. We have set this up to be an open books charity so that we, and everyone who supports us, can see exactly where their money is going.
If you would like more information or would like to contact us personally please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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