Under Health Advocacy, we focus on the following four critical areas:
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene: PLANE works towards improving water and sanitation services and based hygiene practices by sensitizing people in the rural communities and schools on drinking safe water and proper utilization of water sources and facilities.
- Health Care Campaigns: PLANE provides health care services directly and indirectly by carrying out free medical outreach camps to the most marginalized rural communities. We also organize and mobilize resources for charity campaign causes for people with reported complex illnesses like heart diseases, kidney, brain tumours, and cancer, among others, to raise funds for treatment. We mobilize and sensitize the people to prevent communicable diseases, eat well, and sleep under treated mosquito nets to avoid malaria.
- Sexual Reproductive & Health Rights: We aim at ensuring the increased awareness and education on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) amongst teenagers in school and communities and other relevant stakeholders, such as NGOs dealing in such related issues, communities, and religious leaders.PLANE works towards improving the Sexual and Reproductive Health and well-being of women and girls by harnessing the power of innovation. Through awareness creation, we empower young girls, boys, and women to take charge of their health and provide evidence-based approaches to meet the reproductive health needs of the current and future generations.The programme applies a rights-based approach in combating the harmful cultural practices, Gender-Based Violence, and lack of relevant and accurate information on SRHR among the targeted youth in the Rwenzori region and Uganda at large through radio drama, outreaches, community dialogues, Health Conferences and conducting radio talk shows.
- Healthy Pregnancy/Birth and Early Childhood: We support home visiting for pregnant teens, women and parents living in vulnerable communities. Home visits by a nurse, social worker, early childhood educator, or other trained professional support positive parenting and improve family health.Under this program, we aim to empower young mothers’ families with the tools they need to thrive. The program supports home visiting for pregnant women and parents with children up to kindergarten living in at-risk or hard to reach communities. Home visiting and community training help prevent child abuse and neglect, support positive parenting, improve maternal and child health, and promote child development and school readiness.Evidence-based home visiting helps children and families get off to a better, healthier start. It can be cost-effective in the long term, with the most significant benefits coming through reduced spending on government programs, increased individual and community awareness and increased individual earnings.Our team evaluates families’ strengths and needs and provide services tailored to those needs that include, among others:
- We teach positive parenting skills and parent-child interactions
- We promote early learning in the home, emphasizing strong communication between parents and children that stimulate early language development and love
- We provide information and guidance on a wide range of topics, including breastfeeding, safe sleep practices, immunization, injury prevention, family planning, manageable family and nutrition
- We conduct screenings and provide referrals to address postpartum depression, substance abuse, and family violence
- We screen children for developmental delays and facilitate early diagnosis and intervention for autism and other developmental disabilities
- We connect families to other services and resources as appropriate
Some of our health events:
. . . Malaria awareness campaign. Blood donation drive. Health camp in Kichwamba Subcounty in Uganda.
A woman describes here how PLANE helped PLANE’s sexual education outreach for Youth and PLANE officials after a
her learn how to prevent disease and to avoid adolescents at Fort Portal. training on sexual/reproductive
conflicts in her family. education.