Utilizing locally-based volunteers has allowed YOMHI programs to change attitudes and behaviors within the target communities on a long-term basis. Young Mothers, Clubs is a low-cost method that ensures sustainability where maternal and child health initiatives are integrated into our comprehensive outreaches and health facility-based service packages using a peer-led approach with support from Young Champion Mothers.
Data from Nabukalu HCIII, Nkaiza HC II, and Wangobo HCII indicate an increase in turn up. Out of 3,195 mothers for ANC in 2018 compared to 2,899 in 2017 (Health Centre Reports 2018). 630 mothers were reached with health messages on proper childcare. Holding 6 integrated community outreaches on Family planning reached 185 pregnant women between the ages of 14-49 years and 70 children under five.
Community dialogues targeting male involvement in pregnancy planning, and safe hygienic delivery under qualified health professionals ensured 50% of men were able to escort their wives to facilities for ANC visits, which led to an increase in Health facility deliveries as portrayed by statistics at Nabukalu HC III.