Continuing Our Community Engagement for Sustainable Development

Through community engagement, locals in Swazi parish have come together to plan and construct a new maternity ward for their health centre. Local government officials have already donated a solar panel and have committed to provide roofing materials.

Through community engagement, locals in Swazi parish have come together to plan and construct a new maternity ward for their health centre. Local government officials have already donated a solar panel and have committed to provide roofing materials.

To date, HCU programming has reached four districts (over 1 million people) in rural southwestern Uganda. Activities promoting health for mothers and children are provided by more than 5,000 community health worker volunteers and hundreds of health professionals and managers who have received training and support over the past 15 years through HCU projects. Current community activities in Uganda are focused on maintaining a liaison and introducing new opportunities to local individuals and communities who no longer require direct support. Sustainability is the long-term goal of our development activities; these districts have the capacity to address their priority health challenges. Women and children are surviving and thriving thanks to strong networks of trained providers. Our team members in the field—Clare, Teddy, Apuuli, Faida, and others you may remember—continue to visit and help address challenges that arise. They have reported many success stories from the communities.

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