Health services for childhood diseases and Maternal and Neonatal Care
15 February 2020
28 July 2017
Children under 5 in Midwest Uganda are dying shortly after birth or in early childhood from pneumonia, malaria, and diarrhoea often because their illness is not appropriately diagnosed or treated in time. Women face complications in pregnancy or childbirth sometimes because they do not go to antenatal care early enough or do not deliver in health facilities.
This project will train and support Village Health Teams to provide emergency treatment for the key childhood illnesses at village level, to use rapid diagnosis tests for malaria, to promote healthy maternal newborn and childcare practices at home, and to encourage women to take up antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, and postnatal care.