RCRA has a long-term commitment in enhancing current understanding of infectious diseases ( HIV/AIDS & TB), Neglected Tropical Diseases ( Malaria, Human African Trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, Sleeping Sickness, trachoma, leprosy, schistosomiasis and onchocerciasis), Respiratory and other non-communicable diseases ( Asthma, Hypertension, breast cancers in young women, cervical cancer, stroke) and metabolic disease ( Diabetes and Obesity) through capacity building for diagnosis and prevention, coordinated community- facility referral mechanism, supply chain and community sensitization.
Our Advocacy work is guided by RCRA advocacy strategy, we engage with stakeholders and policy makers at all levels and influence decisions for human well-being and access to quality health care.
Public Service Delivery Monitoring and Advocacy
We conduct sectoral assessment of government programs implemented to meet the needs and demands of the public. This is done to find out and understand the existing gaps while comparing with the Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) and social audits geared at resolving the existing unmet public needs.
We conduct joint monitoring exercises at district level to assess sectoral areas of improvement in service delivery and areas of that still need attention. To this end, Dialogue meetings are held with the line Ministry and the district leaders to address some of the identified gaps. we do this to ensure public funds are spent as planned and that there is value for money.
We build capacity of the local council leaders in budget monitoring, tracking and linkages with the workplans.
Reporting among civil servants matters a lot in saving lives, most of the health workers report for duty very late and leave very early, we monitor staff attendances in health facilities, schools and technical staff.
Employing civil servant without required qualifications also is very harmful in public service delivery, we conduct assessments on public servants to find out if they are qualified, and reporting to Inspector General of Government (IGG) for follow-up.
Teenage pregnancies, and defilement crimes, we are working with the community structures to find and report cases of child rape, teenage pregnancies and report to Uganda Police Force and linkage to legal support. We make follow-ups until case is closed.
We conduct community sensitization and awareness creation to resist, expose and cause action against corruption though media campaigns, community outreaches, music, dance and drama, and theatre increasing public participation of women and youth in anti-corruption activities.