Health, Nutrition and Social care

Uganda Hands for Hope works within the area of health, both to support our children and extend knowledge to the wider community.

 

P1060077We partner with a nearby medical clinic called Kairos Clinic, to provide high quality and affordable health care to UHfH sponsored children. As a result all UHfH sponsored children receive free medical consultations and medicines. We also run a number of health outreach events for the whole community in areas such as sanitation, malaria, family planning, sexual health.

e1Each year we run an annual health awareness event which was last year expanded to include information and testing on an increased number of health issues. Included in the event were health checks, cervical cancer screening, deworming, talks on family planning, child protection and kidney health. Hundreds of those living in the community also received free HIV and TB testing as well as a general health check. During the day, entertainment was provided by our primary school children singing and dancing to traditional Ugandan music.

We also run Namunwongo community health club which was initiated by the commuinty itself. The club aims to sensitise fellow community members on various health and sanitation issues by suing drama, poems and singing. Recent topics include sexual and reproductive health and hygiene/sanitation.