Welcome to the Grants and Business Development Department. We deliver innovative Capacity Building Services and Professional Development Courses.
Community Capacity Building work
Overview of our Community Capacity Building Work
Multilevel Capacity Building for Comprehensive Child Disability Prevention. The project aims to;
- Scale-up innovative interventions for sustainable access and utilization of safe motherhood, child disability detection and rehabilitation services in 4 districts of central Uganda.
- Establish community-based rehabilitation services in the implementation districts.
- Empower families of children with disabilities to address social and economic barriers to appropriate maternal and child health services.
Where we work
Over 60 health facilities in 4 districts (Mityana, Mubende, Kassanda and Luwero)
Strengthened Community Systems for the delivery of Sustainable Comprehensive Child Disability Prevention services to children with birth defects and/or disability and their households.
Though a network of over 112 Village Health teams and 63 midwives and nurses, there has been a considerable improvement in the referral of disabilities to facility with most identified cases being cerebral palsy, club foot, hydrocephalus, and the Deaf / Dump among others.
The project prides in supporting Health facilities in referral process of CWD by availing information on referral centres, training midwives, nurses, and Community Resource Persons and VHTs to refer identified cases to rehabilitation centres. This has increased cases from the community to facility and therefore cases referred for further management.
One of the core strategies to support families with Children With Disabilities (CWD) is economic empowerment. Families have been trained, mentored and guided to start businesses in their communities; soap making, tailoring, making of envelops etc… Across the four districts, 13 health facilities have kick-started Voluntary Saving Schemes, generating resources to invest in their businesses.
You can benefit from placement under the project to acquire competences in the following areas;
1. Community Systems Strengthening
2. Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
3. Household –based socio-economic strengthening
4. Multi-level capacity building for inclusive disability programming
5. Comprehensive Child Disability rehabilitation
Some of the other notable Projects previously implemented include;
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of young people most affected by HIV - Uganda:Through a 3-year Link-Up project implemented in Wakiso, Luweero and Nakasongola districts, MIHS promoted better Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of young people most affected by HIV. The intervention included a comprehensive Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health programme whose objective was to empower young People Living with HIV to live positively with their identity and balance their rights and responsibilities with vital aspects of their lives, including disclosure of their HIV status to significant others as well as making healthy Sexual and Reproduction Health choices. As a result, over 1,000,000 young people were linked to youth friendly sexual reproductive health services at facility and community level.
Strengthening the Capacity of Service providers to Prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence (STOP GBV) – Uganda:Strengthening the Capacity of Service providers to Prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence (STOP GBV), in Buikwe, Masaka, Kumi and Ngora districts. The project involved; 1) working with the ministries of Gender and Health to adapt a curriculum, 2) training health workers, police officers, probation officers, Community Development Officers and Village Health Teams (VHT) members to prevent and manage Gender Based Violence, and 3) supporting CBOs for improved networking and referral of survivors. The project adopted a “circle” model. The model was based on identifying and building capacity of GBV service providers in health, legal and social care in the districts and supporting them to work together to address the different needs of GBV survivors.
Comprehensive workplace programmes to maximise accessibility of HIV and AIDS, TB prevention and treatment services – Uganda:Provision of technical assistance in the design and implementation of comprehensive workplace programmes to maximise accessibility of HIV and AIDS, TB prevention and treatment services. This was a five year project worth USD 450,000. More than 1000 health care workers were trained and mentored in various aspects of HIV care and treatment and as result, 100 private health facilities were accredited by MOH to deliver ART, and the proportion of health workers providing HIV&AIDS care in their companies increased to 67% from 28% before the project.
Technical assistance for palliative care and paediatric HIV and AIDS care and treatment – Rwanda:Provision of technical assistance for palliative care and paediatric HIV and AIDS care and treatment in four districts of Rwanda. This was part of a larger USAID funded programme managed by IntraHealth whose overall goal was to increase the technical capacity of health care workers in Rwanda to support and sustain HIV and AIDS clinical services. 1,852 health professionals and CHW were trained and mentored and 9,889 patients enrolled in community based Palliative Care services. Guidelines for Palliative Care service delivery were also developed.
Multidisciplinary health workers’ training and support to initiate paediatric care and support programmes – Zimbabwe:In partnership with the Zimbabwe Association of Church Related Hospitals (ZACH) in 12 mission hospitals in Matabeleland North and South Provinces under a programme funded by the Nuffield Commonwealth Programme. 90 Multidisciplinary health workers were trained and supported to initiate paediatric care and support programmes at their centres and in their communities. This initiative contributed towards the fulfilment of the National Plan for rolling out PMTCT and Paediatric HIV and AIDS Care in Zimbabwe.
Comprehensive workplace programmes for improved access to Palliative care – Uganda:Technical assistance for the design and implementation of comprehensive workplace programmes that maximise the accessibility to Palliative care: HIV and AIDS, TB prevention and treatment services for the private sector in partnerships with Health Initiatives for the Private Sector (HIPS)/USAID in Uganda (2006-2012)
Institutional capacity building for uniformed forces – Uganda:Institutional capacity building for uniformed forces through targeted recruitment of senior staff on MUg work-based education programmes focusing on Prisons and UPDF in Uganda and the military and police in Kenya for sustainable set up of these services within these institutions (2004-to-date).
Technical assistance towards setting up Palliative Care services for the Ministry of Health– Rwanda: Provision of Technical assistance towards setting up Palliative Care services for the Ministry of Health in Rwanda in partnership with Intra-Health (2007–2012)
Development of Curricula for Palliative Care – Botswana:Development of Curricula for Palliative Care (with a special focus on HIV/TB) and Training of Master Trainers and Palliative Care providers for the Government of Botswana (2006 - 2007)
Capacity Building of religious leaders in Promotion and provision of palliative care – Eswantini and Burkina Faso