Baylor College of Medicine
Children’s Foundation - Uganda
B.1

Core GHS capacity:

Strengthening surveillance and laboratory systems including sentinel and community-based surveillance systems, antimicrobial resistance prevention, Border Health Security, mass vaccination support including microplanning and implementation, community mobilization and conducting population movement assessment across borders to inform surveillance systems.
B.2

Emergency response:

Our team have capacity and have collaborated with MOH to conduct rapid risk assessments and situation analysis, support and deploy surge team, participate in IMT including in the di erent pillars, establish regional emergency operation centers and functionalize regional coordination mechanisms, support train and operationalize district rapid response teams, and train and coordinate emergency medical services. We also have capacity to support risk communication and community engagement during outbreaks and community-based disease surveillance and response. We also have capacity to support After Action Reviews and we are currently co-developing SIMEX with MOH, WHO and CDC.

Key Successes

B.3

Continuity of essential health services

We have capacity to support delivery of emergency medical outreach services to ensure continuity of care especially for the most vulnerable (children and mothers), and strength integrated community case management including strengthening surveillance for malnutrition among children. Below is an example of how we supported access to medical services in  flood and landslide districts in Uganda, with WHO support:

Emergency Medical Outreaches (EMOs) and integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) in flood and landslide affected districts of Bududa, Sironko and Bundibugyo

Baylor Uganda with funding from WHO implemented a project to improve the treatment of Malaria, Pneumonia, and Diarrhoea among U5s, by VHTs, and extend essential medical services to hard-to-reach and underserved communities through iCCM and EMOs in  ood and landslide a ected Bundibugyo, Bududa, and Sironko districts. We worked with districts to establish the hard-to-reach and most a ected sub-counties, and constitute 2 medical teams of 4 people each per district (clinical o cer, lab, nurse/midwife and records o cer). We conducted integrated PMTCT/EID and immunization outreaches to outreach sites and hard-to-reach villages. We also trained and provided required equipment, medicines and diagnostics to 1 VHT per village to provide iCCM (240 per district).

Donor

Centres for
DiseaseControl (CDC),
Global Health

Program Areas

HIV, TB, Research

Area of Operations

Kabarole, Kyenjojo ,Kyegegwa, Kamwenge, Kitagwenda, Bunyangabo, Kasese, Bundibugyo, Ntoroko, Hoima, Masindi, Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Kibaale, Kakumiro, Kikuube and Kagadi


Projects