Goal:

To promote the environmental, social, and economic resources to sustain emotional and physical well-being among people in ways that advance their aspirations and satisfy their needs in West Nile.

Objectives:

The Community health department in WN-CARD aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in West Nile by:

  • Encouraging people to actively participate in their own health care
  • Working together with other primary health care providers such as general practitioners (GPs) to provide coordinated care
  • Liaising with other health agencies and service providers to fill service gaps especially for referrals.
  • Encouraging individuals and community groups to actively participate in the Organization’s activities, including service planning, fundraising and volunteer work
  • Promoting prevention of lifestyle-related diseases and conditions
  • Developing health care programs and activities to improve social and physical environments in our communities.

The programmes include:-

  • Health Education program
  • HIV/AIDS interventions
  • Prevention
  • Care and treatment and
  • Psycho-social support

Maternal child health promotion

  • Malaria in pregnancy and under fives
  • Promotion of early health seeking behavior
  • Promotion of good nutrition among pregnant mothers and under-fives

Reproductive Heath

  • Family planning
  • Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health
  • Sexual Reproductive Health Rights

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

  • Ensuring access to qualitative and quantitative water supply
  • Sanitation demand creation (CLTS, PHAST)
  • WASH Governance
  •  Behavior Change Communication (BCC/IEC)

Counseling Services in

  • Stress management
  • Alcohol and other substance addiction
  • Ageing and loneliness
  • Juvenile delinquencies

ACHIEVEMENTS

WN-CARD has also in partnership with World Action Fund (WAF) a sister NGO has distributed over 150 wheel chairs to aid movement for the physically disabled individuals including children.