Up to 75% of the disease burden in Uganda is due to preventable causes such as lack of good hygiene and sanitation practices. According to the 2006 UDHS, 59% of the households have pit latrines; 77% have access to safe water sources; 75% live in houses made of temporary material, and 14% of persons wash hands with soap. In terms of nutrition, 38% of children under five years in Uganda are stunted, 16% are underweight, and 6% are wasted. Poor nutritional health outcomes are associated with poor nutrition of the mother where more than 12% of women of reproductive age have chronic energy deficiency while 17% are overweight. A combination of the poor state of health services, high cost of health services, and socio-cultural practices make 60% of the people seek health services from traditional healers.

Our goals

  •  Intensify health awareness and behavior change for health promotion
  • Strengthen community capacity for health promotion and improved health service delivery with an emphasis on the roles of women and men.
  • Advocate for the participation of political, religious and cultural institutions in promoting health programs
  • Strengthen interface between service providers and consumers
  • Monitor and evaluate health promotion interventions.