Health and Medical Care

Over 60% of children in slum communities in Uganda under the age of 5 years, suffer from mostly preventable causes, such as diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia

PCCS focuses on improving the availability and accessibility to basic health like HIV/AIDS testing and counselling, fight against malaria, water and sanitation in slum communities. Together with volunteer physicians, PCCS offers free medical services through community health centers. In our goal to ensure health access for all, PCCS is involved in the distribution of treated mosquito nets in slum communities. This is aimed at reducing malaria related deaths and expenses on treatment of malaria and mosquito caused diseases.


CAS (Community Aided Sanitation)

Community Aided Sanitation is a project responsible for community general sanitation. This tenet emphasizes community participation in leanness and wellness of their residential areas. We sensitize the community of how they can maintain their sanitation by proper disposal of both garbage and human excreta. We also teach about the proper use of toilets/latrines, safe water program, domestic sanitation, the use of soap and hand washing, proper drainage maintenance, control diseases that culminate from poor sanitation.

(HWP) Hand Wash Program
This program was established by PCCS for children, schools and slum communities. Proper hand washing is important in preventing the spread of communicable disease. Proper hand washing is not just a quick cold rinse of the hands. It requires 20 seconds of your time, warm water, soap (liquid is best) and some devoted scrubbing. This means washing around tips of fingers, fingernails, and the web, as well as the front and back of your hands. The dirtier the hands, the longer the wash time. Use the paper towel to turn off the faucet handle. This reduces the risk of picking up bacteria from the handle and protects young children against diarrhea by adopting certain hygienic practices. Children in schools and community are taught to wash hands:

• After using the restroom
• After coughing, sneezing or using a tissue
• Before and during food preparation
• If changing from raw to ready to eat food preparation
• Before meals, snacks or refreshment... etc

HAFE (Health Aid Free Environment)

Health Aid Free Environment is a program of PCCS 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. Outreach activities are targeted at young people, whether or not they attend school, to increase their knowledge about their sexual reproductive health and rights. It builds their confidence, so that they are more likely to share appropriate information with others.