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Our Intervention Areas

AGRICULTURE AND LIVELIHOOD

Our Agriculture promotion initiatives are comprehensive; it includes the component of livelihood, food security, environment management, and climate change with special attention to mitigating its effects.

These programs we have been implementing have been focusing on raising farm productivity. This we have been able to do through training of farmers, introducing improved agricultural practices and technologies, linking the farmer groups to input and output markets, facilitating access to finance and promoting production and consumption of nutritious foods.

We have also heavily trained farmers on post harvesting handling of produce.


HIV/AIDS PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND CARE SERVICES

In regard to health care interventions our major approach has been on HIV prevention. This has been done through sensitization and education on prevention HIV transmission especially sexual HIV transmission, promoting the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, facilitating HIV testing and counseling services, preventing the progression of HIV infection to AIDS; and the clinical management of treatment and care for people living with HIV.

Interventions are community based through support from structures at sub county, health centers and VHTs. Most common campaigns has been the promotion and provision of condom especially amongst couples in discordant relationships; HIV testing and counseling service delivered through outreach to most-at-risk populations, including integrated HIV testing, counseling, treatment and care services in hot spot locations.


EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

The Primary target for our ECD intervention are children 0-5 years of age, these also includes expectant/expectant, mothers and care givers of children 0-5 years. In implementing our early childhood development programs, some of the key issues we are address are;
Child malnutrition
This key issues associated with child malnutrition are underweight prevalence which seem to be worsening with a National average of 20.8% indicated in the UDHS report (2011) which calls for more program and advocacy interventions in order to avert the worsening malnutrition status among children 0-5 years.
Skilled Delivery
Much as there has been increase in the number of women delivering under the attention of skilled medical workers, there are also still rampant cases of mothers in our communities giving birth without proper medical attention which put the life and health of the child including that of the mother at risk which presents the need for more intervention in this area.
Poverty and child development
Within the households, children continue to suffer the effects of poverty along with other members of their families. These include;- insufficient food and diet deficiency, low quality housing, inadequate access to safe water, poor sanitation, vulnerability to ill health, and child abuse, insults, neglect and deprivation, instead of the security, protection and the intellectual stimulation for child development they deserve.
Inadequate early childhood care and development
Despite such notable progress there still exist gaps in early childhood education especially at community levels. Whereas there is remarkable improvement in school based ECD, a magnificent gap still exist in terms of Community Based ECD. Also overall access by children to early childhood learning is limited, there is a general lack of early learning opportunities accruing from low government prioritization of the sector, weak coordination mechanism for all the multiple service providers, government ministries, NGO's and private service providers.


WATER AND SANITATION

The issue of poor sanitation and hygiene is a cutting across health problem in most rural areas of Uganda. Poor personal and household hygiene can become a breeding ground for diseases and infections such as trachoma, diarrhea and promoting breeding of mosquitoes which may lead to increase in malaria cases not just for the household but the entire neighborhood. Under our WASH program, ACOD Uganda aims at improving the generally health condition of targeted communities through increased access to clean and save water, good hygiene conditions, enhancing the community capacity to build and maintain hygiene facilities. ACOD Uganda with support from partners have supported the construction of boreholes, shallow wells, rain water harvesting tanks at schools, households and community sanitation facilities.

We have also added to our program the prevention of home contamination of water through promoting of hand washing campaigns and good hygiene practices at home.


EDUCATION

Globally all children, regardless of where they come from have rights to education, good health and all other rights associated with humans, the children who have access to their right to education become independent individuals who can be empowered to take their future in their own hands and play an active part in shaping their future.

ACOD Uganda with support from different development partners have been supporting education and learning programs especially in primary schools to ensure that every child receives basic quality education especially vulnerable children with poor economic background. We consider education as both a means and an end to a better live because it does not only empower an individual to earn his or her livelihood but also but also increases one's awareness on a range of issues from appropriate social behavior to understanding one's rights.

ACOD Uganda's education initiatives work for education of underprivileged children or children who are in difficult circumstances such as child labour, street children, children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Special emphasis is also given to girl child so that their families get empowered.

Since inception in 2006, we have supported and facilitated over 1200 children to get access to basic quality education


GOVERNANCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Our governance and human rights approach aims at establishing and strengthening partnership to promote good governance and democracy.

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