We have carried out several activities and projects

The RCRA casts a wide net throughout the region, designing and implementing programmes in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, livelihood and community health, child education, social economic strengthening, OVC treatment of infections and linkage and referral coordination


Scoreboard and Advocacy Project in Kasese, Uganda: 08/2019 –to date, funded by PAI.

The overall objective of this project is to improve the delivery of women, children and adolescent (WCAH) services in the Kasese district. In addition to this objective, the project also focuses on successfully accomplishing two sub-targets.

Firstly, the RCRA aims to increase evidence and understanding surrounding the impact of global financing facility (GFF) funds on the quality of WCAH services.

The second sub-target of this project is to strengthen the RCRA’s linkages with other Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health plus Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) partners working in the Kasese district communities.


Accelerating Epidemic Control Project in Fort region; Project period 04/2019 to date; Funded by Baylor College of Medicine and Children’s Foundation; Grant size: $68,980.8

The main objective of this project is to accelerate HIV/AIDS epidemic control in the Fort Portal region.

This project also strives to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals. These goals state that by 2022:

  • 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status.
  • 90% of people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy.
  • 90% of people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression.
  • Activities include

  • Identifying people living with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
  • Index client contact tracing.
  • Linking individuals to antiretroviral therapy (ART) services.
  • Supporting adherence to and retention on ART.
  • The overarching aim of this programme is to develop integrated supports to grandmothers in Uganda who are caring for children and grandchildren affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty.

    An additional objective of this programme is to educate 100 households of grandmothers caring for HIV positive children/grandchildren about topics such as a healthy lifestyle, nutrition and disease prevention.

    Child and Family Heath through Grandmothers in Kyabarungira, Kasese, Uganda: Project phase 1: 01/2019- to 10/2019; Funded by over 60 individual donors globally.

    The overarching aim of this programme was to develop integrated supports to grandmothers in Uganda who are caring for children and grandchildren affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty.


    Health of People and Environment Project (HoPE) Phase III in Maliba and Kyabarungira, Kasese, Uganda: Project period: 02/2018 to July 2019; Funded by Margareti A Cargill Foundation US

    This project is focused on achieving four specific objectives

  • To improve the uptake of essential sexual, reproductive and MNCH (maternal, neonatal and child health) services.
  • To integrate HIV and malaria services among populations living in the Lake Victoria Basin (LVB) project sites.
  • To increase communities’ capacities to sustainably manage natural resources in an attempt to increase food security and improve livelihoods in HoPE-LVB project sites.
  • To utilize the emerging PHE policy framework to support health system strengthening, natural resource management and the scaling up of the HoPE-LVB model for PHE integration in Kasese project sites.
  • Achievement

  • Reduced deforestation. 137 energy saving smoke free cooking stoves were constructed in 137 model households from brick soils, sand, cement, wire mesh and clay. These households were also trained in energy saving construction.
  • Improved household hygiene: 137 tip taps were constructed in 137 model households, leading to improved home sanitation and hygiene.
  • Restoration of eco-system: 411 fruit trees (lemon/mango/orange/jackfruit) were distributed to 137 model households.
  • Increased nutrition security: 40+ demo kitchen gardens and 40 drying racks were constructed.
  • Disease and unwanted pregnancy prevention: 19708 condoms were distributed to health centers in Isule, Mukathi, Maliba and Kyanya.
  • Quality Sanitary Pads and Nutrition Seedlings Programme in Maliba and Hima, Kasese, Uganda; Project period: 05/2018- 08/2018; Funded by Twin Funding Chester University;

    Objectives

  • Due to the bi-directional nature of this programme the RCRA constructed two main objectives.
  • Firstly, this programme aimed to reduce the number of girls who didn’t attend or dropped out of primary school due to menstruation in Hima, Kasese.
  • Secondly, this programme aimed to increase HIV positive individuals capacities to be self-sufficient in the area of nutrition.
  • Accelerating uptake of numerous Family Planning Methods in hard to reach rural communities through Mobile Day Clinics; Project time: 27/05/2019-31/12/2020; Funded by Community Health and Sustainable Environment Africa

    The principal objective of this project is to accelerate the uptake of various family planning methods in isolated rural communities in the Rwenzori Region through mobile day-clinics and back-pack nurse model.