KCCC implements projects and activities in Kampala and Wakiso districts using a multi-sectoral approach that seeks to mobilize the community for a holistic social service provision, builds on community strength and looks at the root causes of problems, TB, HIV/AIDS included and utilizes the community strength to overcome these problems. Our strategic focus areas are:-
ART Clinic: Since 2004, KCCC has been operating the ART clinic which is aimed at improving the quality of life for People Living with HIV/AIDS, the ART clinic is open from Monday to Friday, starting at 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP): PEP is a prevention measure for individuals who have had exposure to the HIV virus not exceeding 48 hours; the clinic is open from Monday to Sunday for PEP services.
TB Clinic: KCCC has a fully fledged TB clinic that provides treatment for TB disease targeting street children, other Vulnerable Children, Women in slummy settlements and men. TB Diagnosis and treatment is free.
We implement a community TB project that aims at increasing TB case detection and treatment among neglected street children and other vulnerable children and women in the communities of Kampala and Wakiso districts. You can save the life of a street child and vulnerable women by supporting our TB Project.
Maternal Child Nursing Care: We provide maternity services to women throughout their pregnancy and at childbirth, and care for their newborn babies after birth; our maternity services were born out of the response to the minister call to end maternal child death in Uganda. You can save the life of a pregnant mother and a new born baby by partnering with us
What is the issue at hand? Despite concerted efforts to reduce maternal child death in Uganda, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) conditions are a major public health problem, accounting for over 60% of the Years of Life Lost in Uganda. Maternal mortality has remained unacceptability high at 336 per 100,000 live births (UBOS 2016), and Uganda accounts for 2% of the annual maternal death globally. The leading causes of maternal death are obstructed labour and complications from abortion, all of which are preventable. It is estimated that 3 of the 10 maternal deaths in Uganda occur in young women 15-24 years. The adolescent birth rate in the teenage category 15-19 is 135 per 1,000 live births, which is the highest in the Sub-Saharan Africa (UBOS 2011).
The major constraint to the delivery of safe maternal and child health include among others; (1) the poorly resourced health sector making it unable to effectively respond to the high disease burden of RMNCAH; (2) high poverty levels at the household level, (3) dis-empowered women, and harmful traditional practices which hamper the utilization of services
As such, the minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng, called on stakeholders to work out strategies that would bring the rates further down, (The Observer July, 13th 2018).
Pastoral Care & Counseling
“Where there is no guidance, people fall but in an abundance of counselors there is safety: Proverbs 11:14
We Minister to the Spiritual Needs of Sick Individuals; when an individual is diagnosed with HIV infection, Hepatitis B, Cancer and TB or lose a loved one to the said diseases, they tend to ask many questions such as: is God punishing me? Why me?, to this end, KCCC counselors provide pastoral counseling to all clients and family members affected by the said diseases alongside other services in order to heal their souls, reconcile with their families and neighbors who stigmatise them.
General Medical Practice: This involves treatment for different illnesses, immunisation, Natural Family Planning, Oral Health (Dental Services), Pharmacy services, Safe Medical Male Circumcision, Ultra Sound, Free HIV counselling and testing, Laboratory Services among others.
Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC):The OVC implements the following OVC core program areas; Health care, Economic empowerment, Educational support, Psychosocial support, Child protection, Nutritional support and Legal Support
Youth and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR): We help young people to make positive choices in their live, prevent early marriages, pregnancies, alcohol abuse, and contracting HIV, STI, and TB, by implementing the following activities:- HIV, STI, TB testing and counselling, provision of timely and correct information on SRHR, Sports for health, Entrepreneurship, Psychosocial support, Rehabilitation, Music Dance and Drama among others.
Lobbying and Advocacy: We advocacy for the rights of vulnerable children, women and girls and provide legal support by bringing to justice the perpetrators of their rights, gender based violence, and Community empowerment