Health

KWID has been consistent in advocating for improved health. We facilitated local movements at parish, sub-county, and district for improved access to health services.

through responsive programmes, laws, and budgets, as a result, we influenced having a vote for family planning promotion in the district, we influenced the establishment and Operationalization of youth-friendly corners, we contributed to improved staffing levels in health units in Kabale district from 51% to 73%.

We empowered citizens of Ndorwa east to petition Kabale district council as a result, 18 million was earmarked in the district budget and used to renovate Maziba health Centre four as well as connecting it to the national grid. Women and girls have been empowered to make informed decisions regarding their reproductive health rights, negotiating for safer sex, when and how many children to have as well as having a voice in social-economic and political affairs.

Under this thematic area, we are focusing on:

  • Advocating for quality and effective reproductive maternal and new born child and adolescent health.
  • Increasing public education and awareness on access to hygiene, sanitation, safe and affordable water for all and end of open defecation.
  • Advocating for increased budget allocations for the health sector to at least 15% of the national budget.
  • Contributing to reduction of new HIV, TB and Malaria infections.

Outcomes

  • Improved reproductive, maternal, new-born child and Adolescent health.
  • Increased public education and awareness on access to hygiene, sanitation, safe and affordable water for all and end open defection.
  • Increased financing for the health sector.
  • Reduced HIV infections and prevalence rates.
  • Increased community involvement in TB prevention.
  • Increased community members demanding for Malaria health services, health rights and accountability.