CCF Maternal and Child Health is program initiated in 2016 to provide health care to women of child growing age (15 – 49 years) and children five years below in Pader district with funding from Maranatha Trust monitored by the Global Development Group. The program began by offering medical care to the population through outreach activities in the hard to reach locations, implemented in collaboration with government health facilities.
In April 2017 a Maternal and child health care centre was established in Pader Town Council that offers medical care to the population in need. The facility has employed skilled and competent medical personnel with a full time Medical Officer, its registered and licensed by the Ministry of Health as level III facility with the registration No: 0085. The facility offer both outpatient and inpatient care such as minor surgery, maternal health care, paediatric care, laboratory services, vaccination against killer diseases, reproductive health services and its offering Voucher plus program for pregnant mothers. For clients with complications that cannot be managed at the facility, there is a stand by Ambulance that offers referral care to major Hospital for further management. In 2017 the facility reached – population with various health services.
In response to the health needs of children and women in other districts in the Acholi sub region, made CCF to initiate a similar program in the districts of Nwoya and Omoro with funding from the SYPKES Group. In the two districts CCF began implementing a Maternal and Child health program offering health care services to the population in need through outreach programs in collaboration with the government health facilities. Other services offered includes referrals of mothers with complications and obstetrical emergency conditions to Referral Hospitals, distribution of medical equipments to health facilities that CCF is working with in order to improve on the health care services offered.
CCF believes that the initiated health program implemented should improve and sustain the health of its population in the three districts. And in order to sustain the health of the population CCF is supporting training of the vulnerable girls who have completed secondary education to undergo midwifery/ nurse training at enroll level so that they continue providing health care to their population when the project ends. So far 26 vulnerable girls have benefited from the program 22 have complete and 4 are still continuing with the training.