Over 60% of children in rural villages in Uganda under the age of 5 years, suffer from mostly preventable causes, such as diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia. When these children get sick, their parents don’t have many ways to help them get better. Most families who live in villages without doctors or clinics, or doesn’t have the money (or insurance) to visit one, can’t afford simple life-saving things like de-worming drugs, vitamins and supplements, without them children die.
Our approach focuses on improving the availability and accessibility of basic medicines and products used to prevent and treat illnesses at the rural level, providing medical equipment’s to understaffed healthcare centers, provide training and financial support as needed. When available, we distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets village by village, covering whole communities to reduce the spread of the mosquito-transmitted diseases. Our volunteer physicians and nurses’ works with the rural healthcare centers to treat patients, dispensed prescriptions, give eye exams and provided dental exams as needed.
With the help of volunteer nurses and doctors, we fight against the spread of HIV/Aids in slum areas and the entire communities. PCCS offers different actives and services targeted to control and prevent the spread of HIV/Aids like offering counseling to the HIV victims, conducting communal HIV testing, sensitizations about the control of HIV/Aids and offering literal material about the dangers and the ways on how to control the spread of HIV/Aids.
The programme has been set up in response to the glaring health-related challenges young people are confronted with regarding their sexuality. It’s a programme designed to ensure that young people access sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information and care services, including family planning and education. The programme promotes better health and tries to make sure that policy makers and other partners are responsive to the unique health needs of young people living in Uganda’s poorest slum communities.
The programme aims to increase young peoples’ access to comprehensive and quality sexual and reproductive health information and services in the community. It also aims to educate adolescent boys and girls in communities, so they know their SRH rights and have access to comprehensive SRH services and information.
The programme addresses the health challenges in slum communities caused by poor sanitation. Most slums suffer frequent flooding, either because their drainage systems are inadequate or non-existant, or because they are in low-lying areas, like Kawempe. The associated health implications exacerbate the spread of diseases and opportunistic infections, especially for people living with HIV/AIDS.
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Peculiar Child Care Support (PCCS)
Plot 934 Makerere, Kampala Bombo Road
P.O Box 21062 Kampala Uganda (Africa)
Phone: +256 787495909
“ Volunteering in Uganda with PCCS was a magical experience words cannot describe. I loved every bit of my two weeks in Uganda, right from being picked up from the airport, my orientation and spending my days teaching at the local school. Alyson W - USA ”