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Closed Protect children - Prevent HIV/AIDS in Uganda

Kamuli, Uganda

Closed Protect children - Prevent HIV/AIDS in Uganda

Kamuli, Uganda

The child-centered organization Plan international supports local health services in the region of Kamuli, Eastern Uganda, in order to reduce the high infant mortality rate due to preventable diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea.

A. Molchin from Plan International Deutschland e.V. | 
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About this project

The child-centered organization Plan international supports local health services in the region of Kamuli, Eastern Uganda, in order to reduce the high infant mortality rate due to preventable diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea.

Together with the child-centered organization Plan, you can support the project “Protect children - Prevent HIV/AIDS“ and give children and their families in Uganda a chance for a better future.

Improving health care
Unfortunately, patients referred to health centers in Kamuli may die because of lack of medicine and because of insufficiently trained medical staff. In order to change this situation, Plan is training health teams in HIV prevention and in the treatment of preventable diseases.

HIV counseling and testing Programm
In order to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV, Plan supports the PMTCT program (Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission), in the frame of which HIV-infected pregnant women receive medical treatment during pregnancy as well as prenatal and neonatal care.

Strengthening patients' rights
We inform families about their rights as patients and about treatment options.

Every Euro helps! Your help can make a difference!

HIV testing for a pregnant woman: 1.40 Euros
Many women do not know that they are infected. HIV testing helps them know their HIV status. In case they are HIV positive, medical treatment can significantly reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to their babies.

Outpatient service for families affected by HIV/AIDS: 28 Euros
Community health workers and members of the health station team visit families at home and give them qualified advice.

Training of a community volunteer: 83 Euros
Training includes (early) identification of childhood diseases and family guidance.

Training of one Health Center staff member: 241 Euros
Children living in families affected by HIV/AIDS often suffer from malnutrition. The training costs for one health staff member amount to approx. 241 Euros.

Ugandulance - Innovative bicycle ambulance: 602 Euros
For remote communities in Kamuli, a bicycle ambulance - with bed behind it on wheels - is a good and affordable alternative to transport severely ill patients to remote health centres and clinics.

Note: These are examples of project components carried out in the frame of the project. Project components can be compared to pieces of a puzzle representing the whole project. That is why it is only possible to donate and support the project as a whole.
Updated at 18. March 2020

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