The project is benefiting over 4,800 children in six (7) partner primary schools i.e. Entebbe UMEA, Nkumba Quran, St. Luke Nkumba, St. Kizito Mpala, St. Paul Bulega, St. Joseph Katabi and Bugiri Public; and 3 secondary schools -Entebbe Airforce, Kitala, and Entebbe Kings.
Generally, the project is intended to:
Thanks to Canadian Feed the
Children for making all this possible.
HUYSLINCI collaborates with Mildmay Uganda to close the gap in coverage of HIV treatment services between
adults and pediatrics infected with HIV and accelerate the journey to the elimination of pediatric HIV as well as achieving universal pediatric treatment.
project is implemented in Nsangi Sub County and, Kira and Makindye Ssabagabo Municipalities of Wakiso District. HUYSLINCI’s role is to identify, link, follow-up
and ensure retention of children
and adolescents living with HIV on care and treatment in the said areas. We work with area health centres to which we refer children and adolescents for HIV counseling, testing, care and treatment as cases may be found.
Bravo to Mildmay Uganda for the trust in us and commitment to make life enjoyable to Ugandans.
In May 2020, Huys Link Community Initiative (HUYSLINCI) secured a fundamental grant from the Rotary Club of Roosendaal Donkenland -Netherlands to implement a project titled: “Promoting effective Nutrition Education, Communication and Support for Sustainable Maternal and Child Health in Nkumba Parish - Katabi Town Council”.
Brief Description of Project:
One of Rotary International’s focus areas is saving the lives of mothers and children and this concurs with Sustainable Development Goal 3.
Uganda's Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) has consistently been one of the highest on the African Continent and in the world with 440 deaths per 100,000 live births, according to Unicef's latest data. In Uganda, one woman out of every 49 will die of a maternal complication related to pregnancy or delivery.
Maternal and child health (MCH) consists of an interdependent reproductive system that collectively determines the survival of the mother during childbirth, and determines the health and survival of the child. The medical causes of Maternal Mortality include infections, hypertensive disorders, obstructed labour, and complications from unsafe abortions. Other women die as a result of medical conditions that are aggravated by pregnancy or delivery, such as malaria, anemia and severe bleeding, HIV, and cardiovascular disease.
The nutritional status of women/mothers at the time of conception and during pregnancy is major determinants of the pregnancy outcome as evidenced by the health, growth and development of the fetus and the newborn. Mothers therefore require nutrients like folate, iodine, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, sulphur, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5 and D right from their pre-conception time to prevent such problems like neural tube defects, cretinism or physical deformities of the baby, intrauterine growth restriction, infections and preterm /premature birth.
According to Dr. Moses Muwanga, the medical superintendent of Entebbe Referral hospital (the biggest hospital in Wakiso District), most mothers report late for antenatal care and so, receive late guidance on how to care for themselves and their unborn babies. He affirms that most deliveries happen when mothers are anemic and weak and thus, produce generally weak and premature children. This points to the poor nutrition of mothers, a matter that HUYSLINCI sought to address.