Creating awareness of the benefits of being able to choose the timing and spacing of children and the family planning methods available, thereby accelerating access to modern contraceptives and other primary health care services, and integrated natural resource management in Rwenzori Region.
The project is aimed at scaling access to numerous family planning services, primary healthcare, and supporting climate resilient families in rural underserved communities in Rwenzori Region. The project will continue creating awareness of the benefits of being able to
choose the timing and spacing of children and the family planning methods available, thereby accelerating access to modern contraceptives and other primary health care services, and
integrated natural resource management.
The project builds on the vast experience gained during implementation of pilot outreach clinics in Bwesumbu, Kasese district in May 2019.
The key activities to achieve the project goals include:
district planning and quarterly review meetings, awareness raising among the targeted population, community mobilization and sensitization, formation of adolescent health clubs in
schools, mobile day outreach clinics, door-to-door home visits, backpack nurse (BPN) outreach, referrals for long-term clinical methods, indigenous trees planting , integrated pleasure, comprehensive sexuality and conservation education, construction of energy efficient cooking stoves, social behavior change communications, training of community health workers and village health teams, community and school-based puppetry production
Using puppetry of an agreed script with messages verified by Ministry of Health, the project gathers people from different sections of society and creates an opportunity for exchange of ideas and perspectives, clarifying viewpoints and developing solutions to issues related to unwanted adolescent pregnancy and modern contraceptives uptake. The project involves dialogue with head teachers, inter-faith dialogue, dialogue with cultural leaders and the media as well as engagement withTooro Kingdom, schools, saloons, and district officials. This project will expand to other districts in 2024-2025. The project is funded by Community
Health and Sustainable Environment (CHASE Africa).