Health Support Initiatives

IMMUNIZATION CHALLENGE; UGANDA

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PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED

Routine childhood immunizations.

Learn more about the Immunization Challenge and how increasing routine childhood immunization rates in low-coverage areas could prevent millions of childhood deaths.

 

DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION

Health Support Initiatives contributes to the reduction of morbidity, mortality and disability due to preventable diseases by incentivizing parents and caregivers to bring children to health facilities for immunizations.

The model is centered on Conditional Cash Transfers that incentivize parents and caregivers to bring their children for immunization services at local health facilities. This project will be implemented in Mayuge District's fishing island communities, which have very low immunization rates. Immunization focal point persons will conduct outreach camps to identity children eligible for immunization.

 

PILOT AND SCALING GOALS

  • Immunize 500 children in first three months

  • Train 64 community health workers and 12 immunization focal point persons in first three months

 

FOUNDING TEAM

Pamela Bakkabulindi - Executive Director

Esther Anyimo - Program Coordinator

Julius Kirya - Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Mary Etit - Finance Manager