“Healthy Villages” is an innovative, grassroots approach to addressing rural healthcare and public health in Uganda. Its goal is to improve the provision of healthcare and of preventative health education to underserved populations across rural Iganga District. Healthy Villages targets the primary health risks of the region at a village-by-village level, in partnership with the District Health Office (DHO) of Iganga, the Sub-County officials, and the local Health Center staff.
We launched Healthy Villages in five villages during the summer of 2009, and continue to expand in the 70 chosen villages. All villages are based around five health centers, and all fall into the bottom quartile in sanitation and access to clean water. In this way, we have chosen to work with the most underserved villages in Iganga District.
Healthy Villages at Work
Through the Healthy Villages program, we work at a village-by-village level to address the most pressing healthcare concerns of each community; malaria, eye care, HIV/STIs, household sanitation and hygiene practices (which includes latrine coverage), and family planning access. We partner with community based organizations, non-governmental organizations, international and national interns, volunteers, and government officials ranging from the district to the village level.
|In each of our Healthy Villages, we:
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