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WHAT WE DO
Children at Risk Action Network, in partnership with Viva, builds the capacity of peer educators living in Bwaise and Namuwongo (in Kampala) on health issues affecting mothers and babies. The learning is then shared with people through focus group discussions, door-to-door visits, baby clubs and health outreaches and partnering with other organisations. In the past decade, the health of mothers and babies has been improving.
WHAT WE WANT TO DO
Equip 50 peer educators with knowledge and skills to support target communities on crucial maternal child health issues. The peer educators will have one training each month to cover the topics that need to be handled.
Empower target communities through peer educators on the use of community-based approaches in identifying, preventing and accessing appropriate childcare to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates. We will carry out activities which include running maternal child health clubs, quarterly focus group meetings and sports activities to engage men better.
Improve access to information and health care services and strengthen referral systems through coordination with other local health service providers in target communities.