Community Aid International Uganda has five elements of developoment: Education, Health Care, Water and Sanitation, Environment Protection and Sustainable Enterprises.

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THE HEALTH CARE PROGRAM

Thanks to the widespread immunization campaigns, better access to health facilities and increased antenatal care which have made Uganda achieve fifty percent decrease in maternal and under-five mortality rates for the last twenty years.

However, Uganda is still battling with such problems and her children still fail to have enough healthcare. This is brought about by poor conditions in which most health facilities are still in for example running out of drugs, running short of drugs and electricity. Other vital facilities for example the ones used in case of premature births and any other birth complications are still lacking in most health centers in the country.

 

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The CEO is giving improved food stuff to mothers with with babies for better health.

Research has it on record that 29% of Ugandan children below the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition commonly referred to as stunting (something that prevents their mental and physical development). Much as the country has registered some progress, a good number of children are still left behind.

Did you know that..?

  1. Up to 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and child birth on a daily basis.
  2. One out of 13 children will die before their fifteenth age in sub-Saharan Africa. This is sixteen times more than in countries like United States of America.

Causes of such problems are not just issues to do with wealth only but other factors like crisis and conflict, gender inequality play an active role. Statistics show that 21% of girls get married below the age of 18 whereas 40% of them get married in poor countries. One out of 3 women across the globe undergoes gender-based violence. 76% of people who are forced to leave their homes all over the world are women and children.

How we aim at strengthening Healthcare?

Community Aid International - Uganda works with communities at the center of the game with an aim of supporting more effective and motivated health workers. It goes beyond provision of health services to addressing the barriers that prevent vulnerable people accessing quality and equitable health care.

Our signature approach enables locals in transforming social norms in line with other citizen-driven accountability approaches which aid access to better health services.

We also try our best to increase health systems in order to serve citizens who face difficulties in responding to crises. We value the expertise of locals in solving their own problems that is what makes us develop more zeal of working in partnership with them. This is the best way of confronting health related problems at community levels.

Health of adolescents.

Adolescents who are married encounter a number of childbearing related challenges yet a few government health initiatives are in position of providing relevant assistance to these people.

If you want to shape health and successful development in any given community, the right people to deal with are adolescents. The bad news is that majority of these adolescents across the globe are vulnerable to potential threats such as unemployment, school dropouts, early marriages, HIV, unplanned pregnancies, to mention but a few. It is on record that 21,000,000 girls get pregnancies while they are below the age of nineteen per annum.

Community Aid International provides high quality health information and services to both young and adult members of society especially amongst the Batwa. Our vision is seeing a world whose young generation is knowledgeable, skilled, having developed capabilities and full of opportunities that are vital in transformational health and productive adulthood.

We are specialists in as far as issues of marriage are concerned and we offer family planning support services where necessary. We have testimonies of over two hundred girls who have avoided unwanted pregnancies using our knowledge and support.

Gender-Based Violence.

Community Aid International truly believes in freedom and equality for all; in that no one should suffer any form of violence on the basis of gender. No one chooses to be male or female which is why we put dignity of women and girls at the center of our work. Gender-based violence is a global disease that needs an iron hand to be eliminated; we are at the forefront.

CAI has been addressing the root causes of gender-based violence since day one. It has also tried its level best to support its survivors where necessary. Therefore our vision is seeing a world free of gender-based violence. In pursuit of our vision we are saying NO to;-

a) Sexual violence, abuse, exploitation or harassment

b) Gender norms, homophobia, trans phobia, toxic masculinities

c) Intimate partner violence

d) Child, early and forced marriages plus any other harmful traditional practices

Healthcare services available at CAI.

  1. Doctor care.

Here, a doctor may either pay a visit to the patient in his home for diagnosis or he can conduct health reviews from home periodically.

  1. Nursing care.

This is the commonest home health care offered at CAI whereby nursing care depends on the needs of the patient. Nurses offer health care in partnership with doctors. Services offered may include dressing wounds, ostomy care, intravenous therapy, monitoring, pain control, etc.

  1. Physical, occupational and/or speech therapy.

Patients who might be in need of help and relearning how to improve their speech or performance of their daily duties after an accident may consult a therapist who will answer their questions and aid them in reshaping their health.

A speech therapist helps patients regain their communication skills.

  1. Medical social services.

In this service, medical social workers help patients in counseling and locating community resources that facilitate their recovery processes. These specialists also aid patients incase their conditions desire immediate attention.

  1. Care from home health aides.

These are responsible for providing home care to patients for example getting out of bed, walking, dressing, bathing, etc. These are individuals with specialized training and are always under supervision of nurses.

  1. Homemaker or basic assistance care.

These provide catering services and other home chores to patients who are still on medication from their homes. They do cooking, washing, shopping and housekeeping.

Volunteer in our healthcare program.

Here is an opportunity for you to exercise your generosity by giving us whatever you have; it can be your time, skills, expertise or any other life transforming donation that can help us facilitate and whisper a message of hope in the lives of these people.

Volunteering can range from individuals, friends and groups. All we need is getting in touch with you; we welcome you with open arms.

 

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