Maternal and Child Health Mobi





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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Kampala

Total Budget: $122,933

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health

RC Kampala South in collaboration with local health facilities and

other partners will implement the health project in 5 areas. A team of 7

people comprising with 2 Doctors, 2 Social Workers, lab technician &

2 midwives will move together to the identified and selected villages to

provide services of healthcare to the women and children of rural

areas where such facilities are inaccessible.

5 such clinics will be organized every month covering the 5 areas.

Each project area will have a rotation period of 2 months. It will be

equipped with medicines and other necessary equipment required for

conducting immunization, tests of women, pregnant women, and


The female literacy rate for the area is only 24 percent with a large family size of 5-10 members per household.

The females have poor status in the family. Men are the decision makers and pose a great resistance to change.

Despite impressive reductions in maternal mortality the national MMR remains high at 368/ 100,000 while the

child mortality rate stands at 45/1000 live births (Uganda Demographic Health Survey).

Mothers who had at least 3 Ante-Natal care visits during the last pregnancy (%) - 54%

Institutional births (%) - up to 50%

Children (12-23 months) fully immunized (BCG, 3 doses each of DPT and polio and one dose of Measles) (%) -

over 60%

The poor health means lesser life expectancy for people in the region. The life expectancy for women is lesser

than for males. This is because women have a more difficult life than men. The average age of women getting

married in this area is 13. They have their first child by 14 or 15. An average woman in such areas will have

around 6-7 pregnancies.

By the time a woman reaches middle age, her health is in shambles because of unusually high number of

pregnancies and their impact on the body.

A pregnant woman is not given any special diet.

The main occupation of the people in these areas is agriculture and allied and agro-based activities.

The members of the Rotary Club of Kampala South will regularly visit the areas to supervise and monitor the

project activities /progress.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9213

Rotary Club of: Kampala South

Primary Contact: Richard Kalungi

Email: richardkalungi41@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 1980

Rotary Club of: Allschwil-Regio Basel

Primary Contact: Urs Herzog

Email: muu.herzog@bluewin.ch

Project Status

Need $80,333
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Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2230735.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Kampala South (9213)





Allschwil-Regio Basel (1980)





Del Mar (5340)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Pledge of $1,500 with $1,500 DDF by Janice Kurth of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

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