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Immunisation through kitchen gardens and Social accountability

Improving immunisation through kitchen gardens for caregivers and Social accountability on health service delivery systems

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Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one sentence (required 250 Characters)

Establish kitchen gardens for caregivers as immunisation fringe benefits and utilise local council WII leaders to improve health service delivery and monitoring at health centre 3 level.

Explain the idea (less than 2,000 characters)

Caregivers are always people who stay at home and sometimes are grandparents who are helpless themselves. The healthcare workers are not always at facility who also claim stockout of drugs at the Facility. To close this gap, we would like utilize kitchen gardens to motivate caregivers' commitment to immunisation similar engage local council leaders with health facility leaders on monthly joint meeting for services delivery monitoring particularly addressing immunisation gaps and tracking unimmunized children and fringe benefits for the caregivers. We shall spend funds on procuring seedlings of carbbage, eggplant and sukumawiki plus watering cans for the caregivers. Support monthly meetings between community and facility on immunisation case conferencing. Support community engagement dialogue meetings and nominations of village immunisation champions or change agents to break norms and barriers to immunisation. Support district data officers in immunisation monitoring and evaluation and data use.

Which part(s) of the world does this idea target?

  • Eastern Africa

Geographic Focus (less than 250 Characters)

High burden districts in Uganda. Kasese

Who are your end users and how well do you know them? (750 characters)

Caregivers The local council leaders The healthcare workers We are working with the above under the accelerating epidemic control project in Kasese

How is the idea unique? (750 Characters)

The idea is based on fringe benefits for the caregivers commitment but also addressing nutrition challenges at household level and utilization of existing political leader to improve health systems at health facility.

Idea Proposal Stage (Select 1)

  • Early Adoption: We have completed a pilot and analyzed the impact of that pilot on the intended users of the idea. I have proof of user uptake (i.e. 16% to 49% of the target population or 1,000 to 50,000 users).

How many months are required for the project idea? (140 characters)

2 years

Organization Name (less than 140 characters)

Rwenzori Center for Research and Advocacy

Type of Submitter

  • We are a registered NGO or Non-Profit Organization

Organizational Characteristics

  • Locally/community-led organization

Organization Location (less than 140 Characters)

Plot5, koro road Kasese, Uganda

What is the current scale of your organization’s work?

  • Community (working within one or a few local communities within a region)

Website URL

Tell us more about your organization/company (1-2 sentences)

Rwenzori Center for Research and Advocacy is a Ugandan not for profit organisation founded in 2010, accredited by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. We empower communities for improved livelihoods, healthcare and education appropriate for the 21st century, through awareness, research, technology,and innovation.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (750 characters)

District health office, District local council. Caregivers

How many people are on your team?


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Photo of Isaac Jumba

Hi Mwebembezi Jostas 

Great to see your idea in refinement. As the refinement phase closes, remember to update your idea to reflect your learnings during refinement as well as provide the additional needed information (your business model canvas, user experience map and the answers to the added questions). Best

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Many thanks, am trying to find link to update business model but can't find it.

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