Welcome to the Grants and Business Development Center. We deliver innovative Capacity Building Services and Professional Development Courses.

cbm launch
Launch of Comprehensive and Inclusive Disability Prevention  (CIDP) Project   

 Christian Blind Mission (CBM ) together with Mildmay Institute of Health Sciences launched a project on Comprehensive and Inclusive Disability Prevention.

Community Capacity Building work

Overview of our Community Capacity Building Work

Multilevel Capacity Building for Comprehensive Child Disability Prevention. The project aims to;

  1. Scale-up innovative interventions for sustainable access and utilization of safe motherhood, child disability detection and rehabilitation services in 4 districts of central Uganda.
  2. Establish community-based rehabilitation services in the implementation districts.
  3. 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)

Our Impact

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.

Opportunities

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