Village Health Groups as a gateway

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

by families (championed by women and mothers) at a village level, united to meet their health needs and common economic aspirations.

  • Village Health Group geographical coverage is a village, with an average of 80-100 families/households, 560-700 family members and with approximately 180-200 children under 5 years.
  • All mothers and or women in these households are mobilised to join the village health group, first to save and access loans for income generating activity.
  • Then each member/family is mobilised to join health benefit savings scheme as family self-insurer scheme.
  • This scheme requires each member to save $0.5 to $3 per week for health related expenses and emergencies.
  • The project then supports the groups to conduct regular health camps as outreach and for disseminating information on the benefit of preventive actions at household and community level.

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