From 2016- 2020, KWID in partnership with Amref Health Africa Uganda implemented a Health System Advocacy Partnership Project (HSAP) with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands.
This project focused on the building blocks of Human Resources for Health and Sexual Reproductive Health commodities all aimed at an improved health care system through the implementation of robust advocacy interventions. In Kabale district, the project was implemented in the seven sub-counties of Rubaya, Kamuganguzi, Kitumba, Kaharo, Buhara, Kyanamira, and Maziba in which the partner involving stakeholders at different levels ranging from the district to the village level to contribute to improved quality of health care services within available service delivery points.
The overall project goal was to enable communities to realize their right to the highest attainable sexual and reproductive health, crucial for equitable, sustainable economic development. Project Results included:
- Recruitment of 37 Health Workers (17 Midwives, 4 Health Assistants, 1 Assistant Inventory Management Officer, 10 Askaris and 5 Porters) in June 2019 in 15 health facilities in Kabale District.
- In January 2019, 1.5 million UGX from Local Revenue allocated for family planning promotion for youth by Kabale District Local Government.
- In July 2019, Maziba Health Centre IV Theatre was renovated and connected to the National grid in Kabale District.
- Mainstreaming of family planning in various sector plans and allocation of 5,000,000 shillings for family planning promotion in Kabale District.
- Increment of Health Unit Management Committees allowances from 5,000 shillings to 10,000 shillings.
- Establishment of school health clubs in schools like Rubira Primary School, Buhara Primary School, Kigata High School and Muyumbu Primary School.
- Community members mobilized funds to contribute to construction of Out Patient Department Blocks and semi-permanent structures for health workers at Rubaya Health Centre IV.
- Community members in Buramba contributed 3,000 shillings per household to construct Buramba Health Centre II Out Patient Block.
- Health workers started putting on name tags at several health centers like Kafunjo Health Centre II.
- Health centres which were not on the National Medical Stores List i.e. Kigarama, Kisasa, Muyumbu and Buramba were included.