Background

HealthNeed Uganda (HNU) program evolved from involvement of MSF Holland from 1986 – 1993, and HealthNet International from 1993 – 1997 in the health sector in Teso region. HNU was formed and registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation to indigenise and continue with the implementation of programs that were initiated by the two international organisations.

HNU is established to maintain and foster health integrated interventions and development projects to improve the quality of life of poor men, women and children in Teso-Uganda. HNU in her implementation works with communities through community institutions, structures and community groups promotes the development of informed, capable and coordinated communities. HNU works in partnership with the local government and private sector to improve the quality of life rural people.

HNU main offices are in Plot 5 Edyegu Road, Soroti Municipality, North-eastern Uganda

PROJECTS

Using private healthcare entrepreneur

Private Healthcare entrepreneurs to provide earlier, faster and cost effective primary healthcare services and disseminate preventive and promotive health information at the local level through Family Healthcare Centre (FHC).

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Village Health Groups as a gateway

Village Health group (VHG) is a membership association owned and managed

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Towards An AIDS Free Generation-Starting with the Children in Uganda (2015/2017)

In this project we aim to reduce the number of children ‘dropping out’ of the PMTCT cascade ánd increase the number of children on ART.

We will do this in a 3-fold approach:

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Access to sustained care and treatment services

HNU works with the local government health care centres as well as private / NGOs to further scale-up ART and ensure facilities are operational in hard to reach places and developing community referral system. HNU promotes the link with the local government health units to ensure improved access to the inexpensive medicines needed to treat common infections and helped improve access to treatment among the affected and infected vulnerable communities.

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Kenneth Lumala