WASH. Access to adequate quantities of water for drinking, cooking and hygiene communities is one of our core parts of the extensive activities in Kampala Capital City, Kassanda and Wakiso districts. Our focus is to enable access to new and improved sanitation and hygiene facilities. The Programme has been designed to ensure that tangible impacts in community health and quality of life is realized and measured systematically.
We are working towards the following outcomes: ·Improved access to, sustained use and maintained sanitation facilities; ·Improved access to safe water supply; ·Increased understanding of key health risks related to WASH and adopted positive hygiene practices; ·Improved personal hygiene practices and conditions and reduced health risks and resilient bodies and minds fostered; ·Emphasized prevention of diarrhoea, hand washing, menstrual hygiene, infant and young child feeding, water treatment, food storage and waste disposal; ·Promoted activities accompanied by the distribution of Reusable menstrual sanitary towels; ·Established WASH committees composed of men, women and children and group participation encouraged to voice their concerns and express their preferences while implementing the WASH activities. Access to safe water and sanitation is a human right. Governments are the duty bearers of the progressive realization of this right in their jurisdictions. Worldwide, 2.4 billion people are still without basic sanitation, and more than 600 million people are without safe drinking water. GSF contributes to sustainable change in WASH delivery systems in at least 4 sub-counties. Ultimately, we envision a world that enables all people’s access to affordable and reliable WASH services leaving no one behind. In households, schools, and health facilities, our programmes are designed to build professional, organizational, and inter-institutional capacities to deliver environmentally and financially sustainable rural and urban WASH services. Through programme joined-up thinking, and our research conducted with partners in government, private sector and civil society provide evidence to integrate sanitation information in wider district, provincial planning; assist public authorities to better target investments and oversee the efficient operationalization of services; create the conditions and capacities for private sector engagement in WASH and instil long-lasting sanitation and hygiene behaviors amongst consumers and professions in the front-line of WASH services delivery.
Feeding and consumption practices among infants, young children, pregnant and lactating women. Through formation and running of Care Groups (CG). Within the program, CGs will consist of teams of Volunteer Nutrition Educators – Leader Mothers (LMs) – selected by their peers to represent community groups that will meet regularly.
Community systems to reproductive choice and child spacing. Through Advocacy, communication and social mobilization. Building community linkages, collaboration and coordination. Human resources and skills development. service access;
Gender Equality, Sexual and Reproductive Health. Community leaders will be utilized to promote public awareness of the relationship between gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and the need for open discussion.
Access to HIV/AIDS services, Malaria, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Cancer screening and treatment.
Through encouraging people to know their HIV infection status through testing, and to access HIV prevention, treatment and care services; and promote a “health for all” agenda for HIV and related health services, such as tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis and non-communicable diseases, Education of mothers about elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (EMTCT), SAFE Male circumcision, Malaria prevention, especially for pregnant mothers and children under 5 years of age Child survival, including immunization, Strengthen HIV/AIDS Networks/Groups with Psycho-social, Socio-economic such as IGA Creation and Prevention of Behavior. Increasing availability and access to a range of comprehensive services for all teenagers, women and their children.