Community Health and Development
Our public health program will continue to work closely with neighboring communities and includes these initiatives:
- Community Health Workers
- Continue with professional development (CPD trainings) for Community Health Promoters, Traditional birth referral attendants and Operational level health workers on quarterly basis to improve quality of service provision.
- Training of new community health workers in new sub counties in Bududa and Bukiende.
- Malaria data collection by OPLs to improve management of malaria and track records.
- Motorbike ambulances, bicycle ambulances and mountain stretchers all to transport patients to health centres.
- Sensitization in health issues e.g. HIV/AIDS, Family Planning, and Personal Hygiene.
- Community-based health care and public awareness campaigns regarding good hygiene and the risks of disease transmission. These campaigns will include informative brochures, interactive drama shows, and instructive health messages on sign posts and flip charts etc.
- Community-focused education on family planning and disease prevention of TB, HIV, scabies and dysentery, delivered through a local network of FDNC’s trained Community Health Volunteers.
- Women Empowerment in Skills in Business, Entrepreneurship, life skills, handcraft making, income generation, animal husbandry, vegetable and fruit growing, fuel saving stoves, tree planting, micro finance and provision of basic necessities.
- Intensive advocacy through home/ school visits, counseling seminars and workshops training aimed at empowering women and girls.
- Improved household income generation and food security by Milk goats providing and (through pass on credit scheme) as time goes on the various vulnerable and marginalized families.
- Net working with other Women Empowerment institutions and relevant government ministries to facilitate sharing of information, experience peer learning and resources.
- Through means by reach of technology, FDNC will train local community members on current technology and to educate them about good health practices and the relationship between their health, the health of their environment, and their long-term economic well-being.