Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Building on the youth component of the previous UNFPA country program, which established two youth corners, Red Cross Uganda and Pathfinder signed an MOU to establish two additional youth corners in Katakwi and Oyam districts. The project's objective was to support Pathfinder's efforts to build the capacity of a team of peer educators to respond to adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health issues through improved referral networks to the youth corners, provision of information to their peers, and documentation of peer-to-peer activities.
In the last quarter of the project, peer educator cascade trainings were conducted in the four communities served by the youth corners. The goals of the trainings were to increase the knowledge base of the youth and build their skills to train fellow youth in a cascade mode and to handle RH issues affecting youth.
PAST PROJECT: Arise integrated family planning into HIV and AIDS services in 11 post-conflict districts of Uganda by working with the community to build demand and supporting facilities in quality counseling, contraceptive services, and referrals.
PAST PROJECT: This project provided technical assistance and support to local organizations in Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, and Uganda, with the goal of improving each grantees organizational capacity to affect health and community systems strengthening.
In Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda, Pathfinder aims to improve the capacity of community-based organizations to better prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
With funding from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health, Pathfinder has begun a new project to test the effectiveness of a mobile phone-based continuing medical education strategy among Vietnamese community-based physician assistants.
In rural parts of Uganda, medical centers and makeshift hospitals are often left in the dark at night, making it difficult and even dangerous to treat medical emergencies or deliver babies at night. The “solar suitcase” is changing that.