Our health programs are addressing Health related challenges in a holistic way to support respective governments to ensure a sustainable health solution and a productive healthy community.
OVAAT empowers Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Village Health Teams (VHTs) to assist families in making informed healthcare decisions and adopting beneficial home healthcare practices. OVAAT’s services address needs and deficiencies as identified by the communities themselves. Utilizing locally-based volunteers has allowed OVAAT programs to change attitudes and behaviours within target communities on a long-term basis, in a low-cost method that ensures sustainability.
Community-based healthcare is the cornerstone of successful implementation of the health system. Its success depends on community participation and their cooperation with our health staff. We work at the community and facility level to strengthen the capacity of female community health volunteers, health workers, and doctors so that they can provide educational, preventive, and curative health services. We partnered with the Ministry of Health, Swedish organisation for Global health, Makerere university and local governments to reduce child mortality, improve maternal health and combat diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria. These services are delivered through training on basic literacy skills, making oral dehydration solutions, and raising awareness on good hygiene practices through WASH activities including community Menstrual health. We ensure full immunisation coverage in target areas, track pregnant women for their antenatal and postnatal checkups, and promote facility delivery. Our health promoters refer critical patients to the facilities, distribute insecticide-treated bed nets for new mothers and newborn children and ensure tuberculosis treatment. Our interventions focus on playing a pivotal role in both primary and secondary level healthcare.
Main interventions here include:
Luuka Health Camp
This is an annual event that is sponsored and conducted by The American Friends of Luuka Headed by Mr. Chris Seim. It is locally called Obwatabingwa bwa luuka Health week initiative. The patron of this initiative is His Royal Highness Willington Nabwana Inhnensiko The overall goal for this initiative is to achieve epidemic control as response to public health threats including non-communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, Malnutrition, maternal and child morbidity Luuka by 2040.The initiative aims to ensure nobody is left behind, and advocates for increased focus on proven effective preventive and curative interventions addressing prevailing gaps in coverage of key services.