Project Donor: AMREF, Project Period: 2022-2023.
Project location: Terego and Madi-Okolo Districts
Project Target Population: The project is aimed at 8,794 direct beneficiaries
(6970 refugees and 1824 host people), mostly refugees living in the villages of
Ofua IV, Ofua V, Ofua VI and Omugo VI in the districts of Terego and Madi-Okolo
(Upper and Lower Madi ). According to Amref's experience in managing the Ofua
health facility, approximately 20% of the host community accesses health
services from facilities located within the refugee settlement. These include
the host communities of the villages of Wanguru, Ocea, Amuru, Siripi and Sinya.
The initiative, through an integrated and multisectoral
approach, addresses the key challenges affecting the refugee and host
populations of the districts of Terego and Madi-Okolo (Upper & Lower Madi),
in the fields of health, nutrition, water and hygiene. It is aimed primarily at
women, girls and children <5 years, increasing their awareness (through a
gender perspective across all activities) and activating their participation.
The intervention proposed here takes advantage of the in-depth knowledge gained
by Amref in the area and the wealth of relationships built with all the
stakeholders to carry out a health intervention to support 22 government health
structures operating in the area to strengthen the supply of health services
aimed at to the most vulnerable groups (women and children <5 years of age,
disabled people). RICE West Nile systematize the long and recognized experience
on community health, empowerment and defense of human rights. Amref, which is
part of the National COVID 19 Response Task Force in Uganda, intends to
contribute to strengthening the pandemic response mechanism both at the health
facility level and at the community level.
General objective: Contribute to the improvement of the living and
health conditions of refugees and host communities, in line with the
Humanitarian-Development Nexus approach, in the districts of Terego and
Madi-Okolo (Uganda) by 2024.
Specific objective: Improve the health, hygiene and nutritional
conditions of refugee and host communities in the districts of Terego and
Madi-Okolo (Upper and Lower Madi) with particular attention to women and
children <5 years.