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Promoting awareness, capacity, advocacy and accountability for NCDs in 7 sub-counties in Kamuli district, Uganda

Organisation:

Hope Danmark

Pulje:

Civilsamfundspuljen

Bevillingstype:

Medborgerindsats

Projekt start:

01.09.2017

Projekt slut:

28.02.2019

Beviliget beløb:

399.739,00 kr.

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Uganda

Lokale partnere:

  • KAMULI NETWORK OF NON GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS

Overordnede mål :

The project’s development objective is to “Promote access to NCD health services in 7 sub counties in Kamuli district, by January 2019”. Note: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be defined as only lifestyle diseases such as: • Chronic cardiovascular diseases: heart attack, hypertension, stroke • Chronic lung diseases: asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease • Cancer: all kinds of cancers • Diabetes NCD Risk factors are: • Lack of exercise, drug abuse e.g. alcohol, smoking, poor/unbalanced diet.

Umiddelbare mål :

1. To increase the knowledge about NCDs and how to prevent and detect them, in 7 sub-counties in Kamuli district. 2. To strengthen the capacity of KANENGO and 21 Neighbourhood Assemblies (NAs) in advocacy and management. 3. To promote duty bearers’ accountability in implementing policy decisions taken about NCDs, and prioritizing treatment of NCDs in Kamuli District.

Målgrupper :

The primary target groups are defined to be: • 21 Neighbourhood Assemblies in the 7 sub-counties. The 21 NA have 1050 members (50*21). • Duty bearers at sub-county level: Sub-county chiefs, person in charge of Health Center, chairperson of Local Council 3. • Duty bearers at district level: District health officers, chief administrative officer, District Community Development Officer, District planner, speakers, Chairperson of Local Council 5, Secretary of Health. • KANENGO staff and volunteers (16 persons) Secondary target group that will be reached by the NAs is 25000 adult men and women in 7 sub-counties in Kamuli District. Particularly adult men and women with NCDs will benefit: Both patients detected and in treatment, as well as new cases detected by VHWs.

Resume:

I lighed med mange andre områder af Uganda og udviklingslande generelt, er et væsentligt problem i Kamuli distriktet i Uganda, andelen af befolkningen der lider af ikke-smitsomme sygdomme (NCDs), som fx diabetes og forhøjet blodtryk. De primære årsager er borgernes manglende viden de lokale sundhedsmyndigheders svage kapacitet . Hope Danmarks partner, KANENGO, har foreløbigt etableret 21 frivillige, lokale og demokratiske “parlamenter” i Kamuli distriktet, såkaldte Neighbourhood Assemblies, hver med 5 frivillige Village Health Workers (VHWs). Projektets mål er at øge befolkningens viden om NCDs og henvise syge til hospitaler og sundhedsklinikker, i de 7 sub-counties i Kamuli distrikt med NAs. Projektet vil styrke KANENGOs og de 21 Neighbourhood Assemblieskapacitet indenfor fortalervirksomhed og administration. Endelig vil projektet følge op på og holde de lokale myndigheder ansvarlige for gennemførelse af beslutninger vedrørende behandling af NCDs.