MATERNAL & NEONATAL HEALTH
Pregnancy tracking and referral; home visits; neonatal care; postpartum care; recognition of and referral for danger signs; education and awareness.
We focus on strengthening the delivery and utilization of the maternal newborn and child health and Family Planning services through improved Community Health systems.
We do this through strengthening the referral systems right from the community to health facilities proceeds to evaluate if a referral leads to a quality service. In response to this, 652 Community Health Workers (CHWs) supported by 250 Facility based health workers were comprehensively oriented and are currently offering quality services to pregnant mothers and newborn and children. RCRA’s CHWs are members of the communities they serve, selected by their own leaders to receive training because of their talent, commitment and ability. These motivated CHWs become professional healthcare providers who work tirelessly to advance their skills and provide high quality care to the communities.
1782 women have been able to access maternal health services such as; family planning, Antenatal, facility based-safe delivery, post-natal checks & access of related services through referrals, malaria screening and treatment in pregnancy.
Thus far over 2400 children have been supported to access immunization against the six killer diseases, growth monitoring, Antiretroviral Therapy treatment and ensuring that all children sleep under Treated Mosquito Net to prevent malaria.
We coordinate an integrated community case management & treatment for malaria, diarrhea, and acute respiratory infections; anemia screening; malaria bed net distribution & promotion; sanitation; and referral to health centers for danger signs, urgent or severe cases. Adolescent Mental Health is also an area of activity.
RCRA runs a reproductive health Program that focuses on women’s health, including prenatal and maternal health and gynecological issues (including screening for breast and cervical cancers). The screening program covers about 1,200 women annually and does screening and counseling for HIV/AIDS and some cancer education in small villages in the region.
We work with the young people, health care systems and respective duty bearers to promote access to and utilization of Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health friendly services; this approach continues to strengthen our opportunity to;
Increase access to youth-friendly health information and services in order to promote healthy behaviors and decision-making among adolescents. We advocate for an improved policy environment for the promotion of adolescent health services at all levels.
Our health education interventions in schools have impacted reproductive health knowledge in over 5800 young people in the Albertine Region.
We promote a Mishmash Prevention Methods to HIV through behaviour change strategies, increasing access to HCT services, referrals for other biomedical services & care and support.
We integrate communication technology to remain HIV/AIDS patients to pick their next batch of drugs in a bid to promote treatment adherence and retention as a measure of prevention.
Community Health & Surveillance
Household mapping and community registration; routine visits to record births, deaths, population movement and vaccine records; and promotion of healthy behavior, including Cholera prevention.
HIV, TB, hypertension and other non-communicable diseases; referral for acute illness.