At MABAS, we believe that access to quality health care is a human right. Our Health Department focus on two main areas: HIV/AIDS care and maternal & child health. Working closely and in partnership with Ministry of Health (MoH), private sector, not-for profit health facilities and the community, at large, the Health Department supports increased access to quality HIV/AIDS and MCH services to the most deserving population in Uganda. MABAS strives to improve public health through community-based efforts that address health promotion, disease prevention, Sexual Reproductive Health Services (SRHS), Nutrition services – with focus on HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health.
We also offer a range of tailored services to support to orphans and other vulnerable children (including their care givers) designed to support their Stability, strengthen their Economic status and improve their Social Protection. We provide Household Economic Strengthening (HES) initiatives, such as savings groups or income generating activities (IGA), improving family financial management, supporting vocational training and other individual HES activities to stimulate income, and integrating HES with other child-focused interventions such as parenting.
HIV/AIDS and SRHS services at MABAS include:
- Communication services for social and individual behavior change
- Promote Safer Sexual Behaviors among females and males of reproductive age
- Mobilization of young women for eMTCT
- Community based HIV testing and Counselling (HCT) and linkage to HIV care services.
- Mobilization for Safe Male Circumcision
- Health education on Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and human rights
- counselling to reduce stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/ AIDS
- Build Youth-friendly special corners in the community and health centers
- Business, vocational and life management skills training to people living with HIV/AIDS
We advocate for the scaling-up the coverage of quality integrated service-delivery packages including services like:
- • Family planning services
- • Emergency transport and ambulance services
- • Microfinance schemes to women
- • Water, sanitation and hygiene
- • Mobilization for Vaccination and child nutrition
- • Mobilization and sensitization for antenatal and postnatal visits
- • Early childhood care and education
- • Advocacy