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AVSI Uganda annual report 2006: The human challenge

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AVSI NUMBERS IN 2006
Area of Operation: 16 districts, 34 IDP camps in the con?ict-affected northern Uganda (Kitgum, Pader, Gulu, Amuru).

HEALTH

- 7 Hospitals and 9 Health centres in Gulu/Amuru, Kitgum, Pader, Hoima districts supported with salaries to staff (17 doctors, 85 health workers, 9 administrative staff, 19 support staff), provision of diagnostic & medical equipment, drugs, disinfectant, soap and medical sundries, stationary, food for patients, formula milk for nutrition unit, logistic support; support to Hoima Regional hospital surgical ward (1387 admissions, 1,840 operations) Sponsorship for training of 20 nursing assistants (St Joseph's hospital) and of 10 midwives (Kalongo hospital).

HIV/AIDS ACTIVITIES

- 28 health centres and 4 Hospitals supported with PMTCT services (Kitgum, Pader, Hoima)

- 33,661 pregnant mothers received PMTCT services (Kitgum, Pader, Hoima)

- ART to 875 patients (Kitgum and Hoima)

- 277 patients enrolled in comprehensive HIV care

- 36,712 people sensitized on HIV/AIDS

- 737 health workers trained on HIV/AIDS

RESPONSE TO CHOLERA

- CTC set up in 7 health centres (Kitgum and Pader). Intervention in 17 IDP camps, 32 stances of emergency latrines built, 103 hygiene promoters sensitizing IDPs, Quality test of water of 15 boreholes, Water chlorination of 3 boreholes, 50 wheelbarrows distributed, Provision of 4,000 squat-hole covers, Distribution of school sanitation kits

DISABILITY

- 428 PWDs received arti?cial limbs and orthotics (145 prostheses, 283 orthotics)

- 1,894 epilepsy cases identi?ed and treated, 36 health centres treating epilepsy supported

- 898 PWDs identi?ed and treated by medical rehabilitation services,

- 622 PWDs treated by Community Based Rehabilitation Workers (CBRWs)

- 1,483 PWDs identi?ed during outreach visits

- 38 CBRWs trained and working with AVSI

EDUCATION, CHILD CARE AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

- 1739 children under 5 years old supported in 6 day care centres (Kitgum and Pader) with food and NFI.

- 530 students enrolled in vocational trainings

- 486 students enrolled in formal education schools

- 2,629 teachers and social workers trained on Psychosocial. Child Centred Methodology, HIV/AIDS prevention.

- 20 classrooms rehabilitated, 21 water harvest tank given to schools/institutions.

- Ongoing support to 9,372 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) with school fees, scholastic materials and other educative interventions through the support of 94 local partners

- 797 formerly abducted children supported in reintegration in the community (AVSI and Concerned Parents Association Kitgum).

- 692 vulnerable people received Psychosocial services, 990 received sensitization on PSS and

- 271 economic development support for sustainable livelihood

- 707 vulnerable people received IGAs

- 16 Business Skills Trainings implemented, 777 participants

- 16 trainings on medical rehabilitation and CB rehabilitation, 5 trainings on epilepsy

EMERGENCY AND HUMANITARIAN AID

- 6 Hospitals and 26 health centres supported

- 946,829 people accessing improved quality health services

WATER & SANITATION

- 9 boreholes drilled, 10 boreholes motorized - increase of 8 litres availability of water in selected IDP camps

- 9 water pump attendants and Water sources Committee trained,

- 1,500 stances of latrines built - latrines coverage form 50 to 36 people per stance

- 300 bathing shelters built

- 35,000 Households received soap every two months

- 22,250 Households received jerricans and buckets, 4,990 Households received basins

- 34,961 women received sanitary materials

FOOD SECURITY

- 29,384 Households received kits of seeds and tools

- Distribution of 200 goats to child-headed Households. 6 ox-plough distributed to farmers.

MINE ACTION

MINE RISK EDUCATION

- Inauguration of Gulu Landmine Survivors Pottery Production Workshop

- 35 trainings on mine risk awareness to district of?cials, NGOs, UN (1,015 people trained)

- 11 Trainings of Trainees (325 people trained); around 30,000 people (teachers, pupils, IDPs) sensitized on MRE

- 6 drama groups trained in drama sensitization on MRE

VICTIM ASSISTANCE

- 428 people with disability supported (Gulu Regional Orthopaedic Workshop)

- The presence of more than 210 mines/ ERWs and several unknown UXO reported to AVSI by the local population