CHU is currently implementing a Family Health interventions that covers Five (5) main thematic areas of Maternal New-born Child and Adolescent Health, Family planning, Malaria, WASH, Nutrition and Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC).
From May 2020 –to date, CHU secured funding from USAID RHITES North Lango to implement Family Health interventions in Kole district titled “Better health for mothers and children project”.
CHU is implementing this project using the following approaches to realize the achievements of this project;
- Strengthening the capacities of the existing structures and systems, access to and strategic use of data at all levels.
- Community-facility systems strengthening, expanding innovation through integrated services, empowering and engaging the people,
- Formation of Group Antenatal Care at community (G-ANC)
- Care Groups and Emanzi men’s groups.
CHU therefore in their year 1 of implementation from April 2020-March 31st 2021 realized the following achievements;
- Formed 248 groups of pregnant mothers for antenatal care at community level.
- Increased ANC coverage from 94% in Q2 to 132% in Q3, 100% in Q4 & 97% in Q1 PY4
- Increase in the percentages of pregnant women in the First Trimester from 32% in Q2 to 45% in Q3, 51% in Q4 & 33 in Q1 PY4
- Increase in ANC 4 attendance from 45% in Q2 to 56% in Q3, 67% in Q4 & 61% in Q1 PY4
- Formed 356 care groups of mothers/caregivers of children 0-23 months in Kole.
- 4,188 mothers of children 0-23 months (<19yrs=208,>=19yrs=3980) received community SBCC interventions that promoted IYCF behaviors like exclusive breast feeding, continued breast feeding etc.
- 32,472 HHs accessed safe drinking water sources.
- Referred 4502 children from the community for DPT1, 4372 for DPT 3 and 3423 for measles.
- 1,203 clients received family planning services.
- 2,022 pregnant mothers referred from the community for IPT3.
- CHU successfully developed and presented an abstract titled ““Village Health Teams improving group antenatal care attendance and outcomes in Kole District”” in the National QI conference which was organized by Ministry of Health in December 2020.