Baylor College of Medicine
Children’s Foundation - Uganda


Back-up health project: Strengthening linkages between testing, surveillance and community systems for containments of Public health threats in Kampala(2022-2023)

  1. was a one-year grant seeking to strengthen linkages between COVID-19 testing, surveillance and home-based care to support the containment of COVID-19 in Kampala. Project strategic objectives were to:
  • Strengthen the capacity of KCCA surveillance systems for early detection of suspected cases at the division, parish, and village levels.
  • Strengthen COVID-19 laboratory data management, reporting, and use at Kampala city private and public health facilities.
  • Enhance community systems and engagement for COVID-19 prevention and control through home-based care.
  • The project currently operates in five divisions (Central, Nakawa, Makindye, Rubaga, and Kawempe).

WHO contact COVID-9 tracing project (2021) was a short-term grant that supported the Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen reporting, contact tracing and follow up in selected regions. The project strategic objectives were to:

  • To strengthen contact identification, listing and follow-up for all COVID-19 confirmed cases.
  • To improve data management and daily situation reports through GoData and ODK respectively
  • The project was implemented in across 63 districts in six health regions of Jinja, Masaka, Mbale, Moroto, Mubende and Soroti.

Area of Operations

Five divisions (Central, Nakawa, Makindye, Rubaga, and Kawempe).

Project Objectives

  • Strengthen the capacity of KCCA surveillance systems for early detection of suspected cases at the division, parish, and village levels.
  • Strengthen COVID-19 laboratory data management, reporting, and use at Kampala city private and public health facilities.
  • Enhance community systems and engagement for COVID-19 prevention and control through home-based care.
  • The project currently operates in five divisions (Central, Nakawa, Makindye, Rubaga, and Kawempe).


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