Families have access to health care

Through the partnerships set up by FH with different medical centres, families have access to health care.

Awareness campaigns and training sessions, mostly with women, favoured the acquisition of new hygiene habits: keeping the family home clean, 20-26% of families (2011) use toilets as compared to 3-8% (2008). These figures are visible indicators that transformation has happened within the population. New wells eliminate illnesses carried by water. For those who do not have access to well water, boiling their water has become a normal occurrence. 76% were doing it in 2011 compared to 25% in 2008.

Free vaccination campaigns against polio for children of 0-5 years and for pregnant women are carried out each year. Within communities, distribution of treated mosquito nets has meant that the level of infant mortality due to malaria has dropped. 95% of children get treatment against worms; this helps to reduce cases of diarrhoea.

Developing systems to help those affected by HIV/AIDS, increasing their level of medical and psychological care favours reintegration, not only into society through income generating activities but also into their respective families. This helps rebuild the fabric of family life.

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Projects

Child and family development in Kiyonza

FH is running a programme in Kiyonza in Kirondo province, in the ...