A project of GlobeMed
GlobeMed at WashU partners with UDHA in Uganda to promote reproductive health, youth empowerment, and community nutrition
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Washington University in St. Louis
Founded in 2008, GlobeMed at Washington University in St. Louis is one of 50 GlobeMed chapters around the United States working in the movement for global health equity. We partner with Uganda Health and Development Associates (U.D.H.A.), a grassroots non-governmental organization in Iganga, Uganda, in employing a multi-sectoral approach with strong community participation to promote maternal-child health through a nutrition project which combat malnutritions and to empower young people through health education and outreach campaigns and income generation initiatives.
Our Partner // Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA)
GlobeMed at WashU is partnered with Uganda Development and Health Associates (www.UDHA.net) in the Iganga and Luuka Districts of Uganda. U.D.H.A. works with the surrounding communities to empower them to improve their own health through education, engagement of community health workers and participation of a clinical sector. The organization also serves as a hub for community organizing, mobilizing community members to advocate for their right to health care.
Our Project // $10,500 to support the UDHA Youth Center and The Nutrition for Naigobya Project
At the UDHA Youth Centre, GlobeMed at WashU works with UDHA staff to run a Peer Educator Program, which facilitates the training of youth in reproductive health and adolescent development so that they can act as agents of change by hosting school and community health outreaches. The Youth Centre additionally offers free HIV testing and counseling to hundreds of community members. GlobeMed at WashU also supports the UDHA Nutrition for Naigobya Project, which trains Community Health Workers to make home visits to pregnant women and children under 5 in order to identify and meet nutritional needs through growth monitoring and the provision of ready-to-use food supplements. Every summer, WashU interns support these projects on the ground.