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Health

NACWOLA in Uganda operates through 6 regional offices based in Arua for West Nile, Kasese for western region, Lira for North, Namutumba for Eastern region and Kampala for central region. These regions offer a number of health program, ranging from curative, preventive and community integrated programmes.

The first Health program that focused on care and treatment of women and children started in 1992 at Makindye office as a mother and child AIDS care clinic and has integrated other health programs such as Malaria, IMCI, EMTCT, TB and currently Drop In Centre (DIC) with a number of activities as out lined below:

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Counseling and testing center -Arua Site
  • Medical Examination for the children
  • Referral for treatment of a number of illness
  • Laboratory services including HIV/AIDS and TB Screening (free)
  • Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) modal for HIV/AIDS among infants – Kasese regional office

PREVENTIVE SERVICES

  • Prevention of HIV and TB programs
  • EMTCT (Elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS
  • Adolescent Reproductive Health Rights
  • Youth drop for adolescent reproductive health services
  • Prevention of Malaria
  • Ante & Postnal Care
  • Immunization
  • Growth Monitoring
  • Health Education
  • Family Planning
  • Counseling and Testing (VCT, Premarital Counseling and Many others)

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMMES

The Health program uses integrated services including Contact tracing for TB prevention, Community Based DOT for TB and HIV patients, nutritional support, Integrated management of childhood illnesses, home hygiene and environmental health, menstrual hygiene for in and out of school adolescent, TB community screening, to mention but a few through various medical camps and mobile clinics.

Our Patient/Client categories under the health programme include children, Adolescent girls young mothers women living with HIV/AIDS. All the services mentioned are offered by well qualified trained medical staff who include; Clinical Officers, Registered Nurses/ Midwives, Nursing Assistants, Laboratory Technicians, Counselors and a Consultant (Pediatrician) and Volunteers.

CURRENT AND PREVIOUSE PARTNERS

  • USAID URC DEFEAT TB
  • EGPAF- Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • TASO Uganda
  • AWAC DIC
  • Touch Namuwongo/ International Hospital Kampala (IHK)
  • Kisugu KCCA Health Centre III
  • Alive Medical Centre
  • Hope Clinic Lukuli
  • Makindye Military Barack Health Facility
  • Nsambya Military Police Health Center III
  • District Local Government
  • Joint Clinical Research Center, Mengo
  • Nu Health

Health Projects

Tuberculosis

HIV / AIDS Prevention and Care

Water Hygiene and Sanitation

Malaria

The USAID Defeat TB project is a five-year project (2017 – 2022) that aims to increase tuberculosis (TB) case notification, case detection and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda.
As a sub-recipient of University Research Council (URC), the implementer of Defeat TB, a USAID-funded project.
NACWOLA is implementing Defeat TB Project in Makindye division with KCCA by employing a community-based model that has successfully worked through Community Volunteers and Linkage facilitators.
Community Linkage Facilitators (CLFs) are trained, coached and mentored to reach
out to the community with objective of linking communities to health facilities. The activities
include contact tracing, awareness raising, community dialogue, community screening, direct observed therapy (DOT).
The project is contributing to the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) for improved coordination at lower level to high impact and innovative interventions that have appropriately responded to the TB epidemic in Uganda.about Defeat TB Project

The goal of the project was to contribute to the reduction of gender based violence among Networks of HIV affected and infected women with the objectives:
To create a platform for networks of women to discuss the underlying causes of Gender Based Violence among HIV positive women in the 18 districts of 6 regions in Uganda by the year 2017.
To create awareness on the barriers that cause gender inequalities among HIV infected and affected women in 18 districts within 6 regions of Uganda by 2017.

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