USAID RHITES Projects

CDFU provides SBCC services under the USAID supported integrated projects: Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (RHITES-EC) in 11 districts and Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) in30 districts. RHITES-EC and RHITES-E are five-year projects aimed at increasing utilisation of health services through strengthened systems; improved quality, availability, and access to services; as well as increased demand for quality services in malaria; maternal neonatal and child health (MNCH); HIV/AIDS; family planning; tuberculosis; nutrition and WASH. CDFU provides overall SBCC support to the projects with particular focus on demand creation for services, strategy design, community mobilisation and capacity strengthening. In addition, CDFU provides SBCC services in 3 districts of the Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in North, Lango (RHITES-N, Lango) project under the small grants arrangement. Specifically CDFU mobilises communities using different approaches to generate demand for services.

Make Happiness Not Violence Campaign

CDFU implements the Make Happiness Not Violence multi-media campaign with support from UN Women in Central, Teso, Karamoja, West Nile, Northern, and Eastern regions. The multi-media campaign was developed under the End Violence against Women and Girls Now project and aims to reduce social tolerance and acceptance for violence against women and girls (VAWG). The project targets key influencers and duty bearers (media practitioners, local and cultural leaders and police) and equips them with knowledge and skills to prevent and respond to VAWG. The campaign utilises mass media; interpersonal communication (using a network of community gender-based violence [GBV] activists); community approaches (including SASA! methodology) to stimulate dialogue and action among communities, families, schools and universities; as well as model positive practices through local and national media. Working with the existing structures including district local governments; Community Development Officers (CDOs); probation officers; child and family protection officers and community activists at district and sub-county levels, CDFU advocates for positive social norms and respectful relationships between men and women. The campaign targets EU Spotlight districts of Kasese, Tororo, Amudat, Arua, Kyegegwa and Kitgum as well as Joint program on GBV Districts of Abim, Amuria, Kaabong, Kaberamaido, Kiryandongo, Kotido, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Pader, Yumbe, Moroto, Gulu, Bundibugyo and Kampala.

PMI VectorLink project

CDFU provides support for Information Education and Communication (IEC)/Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) activities under the PMI VectorLink project that aims to equip countries to plan and implement safe cost effective and sustainable Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) programs and other proven, life –saving malaria vector control interventions with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. PMI VectorLink Project is managed by Abt Associates. The Project is implemented in 15 high malaria burden districts of Northern and Eastern Uganda. CDFU provides technical support and implements the SBCC interventions in conjunction with Ministry of Health, district and community stakeholders.

Malaria Action Program for Districts

CDFU is part of the consortium that implements the Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD). MAPD is a five year PMI/USAID funded project whose goal is to improve the health status of the Ugandan population by reducing childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality due to malaria. The project covers 43 districts in Central, Mid-Western and West Nile Region, with a total population of more than 13 million. MAPD is managed by Malaria Consortium in collaboration with Jhpiego, Banyan Global, CDFU, Deloitte Uganda, and Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI). CDFU is responsible for design and implementation of the overall SBCC interventions of the project.

DECIDE End Child Marriage

 CDFU takes lead on community mobilisation to end child marriage in three districts of Apac, Kwania and Kole. The project seeks to reduce the number of child marriages and teenage pregnancies among adolescent girls and boys 10-18 years. Specifically, CDFU takes lead in strengthening community-based structures to spearhead community led awareness actions and child marriage; engagement with local, religious and cultural leaders as change agents to end child marriage and strengthening capacity of youth-led CSOs to actively influence positive practices regarding child marriage. 

NUYOK project

CDFU takes lead on the SBCC interventions of the USAID funded Nuyok project. The project, which is led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), is implemented through a consortium of eight partner organisations. The project aims to improve food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations in Karamoja and is implemented in the four districts of Abim, Napak, Nakapiripirit and Nabilatuk.