Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured
We have been providing malaria education and prevention programs
in 5 districts of Uganda for the past 8 years, selling over 50,000
mosquito nets and following up on nearly 10,000 of those nets. These
long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) are sold at a subsidized
price of 3,000 shillings (roughly $1.75), and we sponsor the difference
(the nets cost about $7.50 each). Our follow-up data show that we
have educated close to 150,000 people about malaria prevention and
65-70% of net buyers who attend our education sessions use the
nets properly and report less malaria. We have been treating patients
at the Allan Stone Community Health clinic for 5 years as of this
January 2011, seeing an average of 50 patients per day. Ugandan
doctors, nurses and lab technicians run the clinic and offer treatment
of primary healthcare problems, vaccinations and malaria prevention
for the surrounding villages. In addition to meeting the need for rural
medical care, the clinic also offers Ugandans employment opportunities.
We have been operating the family planning education and outreach
programs in 3 districts for 5 years. Every three months, we return to
these same villages to re-educate and re-administer various methods
of contraception and provide continuity of care for the communities we
work with. As of January 2011, we work in 40 villages and over 4,000
women have received our services. Due to the high demand for family planning services, we opened the Mother and Child Wellness Center in February 2011 where we have already performed 52 tubal ligations, placed 49 long term contraceptive implants, and inserted 12 IUDs. In addition, we have given 162 full courses of vaccinations and treated 60 cases of malnutrition. Further, we have given 195 injections of depo provera and distributed 7 courses of pil plan along with distributing thousands of condoms. We measure our success by the community demand for our services and return visits of our patients and community members which is extremely high.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
To expand our model based on community needs & demand for services & continue to provide preventative health education & mosquito nets, family planning methods & offer the best medical care possible.
Quarterly report on malaria education, net sales and follow-ups
Quarterly report on family planning outreach, number and type of family planning methods administered, condoms distributed, and de-worming treatment administered.
Reports on patients seen at clinic, number of patients seen & number & type of diseases treated. Report on Mother & Child Wellness Center with number of women & children treated services administered.
Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Identify: the total # of patients treated; # & types of family planning administered in field; number of nets sold & follow up; number & type of services given at the mother & child wellness center.
Malaria education and prevention outreaches as per our schedule which is ongoing
Family planning outreaches in the 40 villages we work in which is ongoing and as per our schedule
clinic patients seen and treated as per monthly clinic records; mothers and children treated at the mother and child wellness center
How will your project evolve over the next three years?
We will continue to expand our services as demand requires and finances permit, and we certainly hope to work with more partners to help expand our model in malaria, family planning and primary healthcare. Our aim has always been to help make our model as sustainable as possible and to help people become empowered to take care of their own health and well-being. Our motto is prevention is better (and cheaper) than any cure.