Linking Primary Health Care workers in Pontypridd and Mbale district, we are working together with local partner organisations FDNC, UWCM and SAO to enable and support development of health education, preventative care and accessible simple health care at village/local community level in poor rural communities in Mbale district by
developing the role of Community Based Health Workers (CBHW) through a unified training programme of education and personal development of volunteers to agreed standards with formal approval and accreditation of the Director of District Health Services, Mbale.
a pilot household survey of 300 families assessing basic health status and needs which will inform future provision.
provision of mosquito bednets to surveyed households.
Survey information, held confidentially by the local NGO, also forms the basis of a household health record and its registration with that NGO for the future provision of basic health care.
We aim to roll out these projects across the district and broaden the scope of the work, including provision of antimalarial treatment at village level by appropriately trained volunteers, and later other simple medication as training and resources allow. Details of which can be found under project plan.
As of 2012 Primary Health supports training, supervision and educational updates for 530 Community Health Care volunteers. This year we helped train 40 more volunteers to OPL level health worker with a Welsh Government grant and equipped them with bicycles, manuals, logbooks, raincoats, brollies and wellies with help from Good Gifts and PONT supporters. 410 Community Health Promoters (CHPs) recieved community update training and were given Polo shirts in recognition of their work. Thanks to the work of the ambulance team, our primary care workers can now call out an emergency motorbike ambulance if there is a life threatening emergency in the villages.