Marginalized Populations Groups Organizing Health Observances

There is hope in Africa.

Even marginalized communities can be facilitated to organize health observances within their communities.

The UHC Micro-grant will enable us organize and conduct activities targeting refugees not normally prioritized by funders such as the “Africa Hope Chain.” 

When it comes to LGBTIQQ Refugees it becomes more complex. These are people who are escaping persecution due to their sexuality, orientation and identity. They have higher chances of appearing in a country of refuge psychologically, emotionally and physically traumatized. Their needs to address trauma and fears include: Need for accepting companions to act as navigators; stable housing; regular nutrition; safe space; linkage to proper registration and documentation services; incomes for sustenance; counseling and guidance; health care; membership to social support mechanisms; and protection and promotion of dignity of person. #Healthforall #UHC2030 #UHCDay

We shall be able to initiate and execute targeted interventions in form of a drop-by community fair. Normally, health needs or status reports for individuals are hidden within broad categories of refugees. So, existing planned activities may be structured in such a way as to miss categorical co-occurring vulnerabilities. 

This is also not helped by existing formal cultural and institutional barriers that make access to care in some cases, prohibitive and overwhelming. This results in placing more stress on shoulders of an already over stressed population group. 

Two things stand out quire markedly for refugees, especially LGBTIQQ Refugees: Individual health seeking and help seeking practices which if they are strategically beneficial lead to productive lives. #Healthforall #UHC2030 #UHCDay


·   International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women on 25th December 2019: We shall arrange the Nature Network Venue to display materials in form of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) on Violence and how to address it. The aim of the event is not only to mainstream violence themes in our activities but to raise consciousness about vulnerabilities and susceptibilities to violence. We hope to invite different participants to the fair.

·   World AIDS Day (WAD) 1ST December 2019: We shall arrange the Nature Network Venue to display materials in form of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) on HIV Prevention. The aim of the event is not only to mainstream HIV Prevention themes in our activities but to raise consciousness about vulnerabilities and susceptibilities to HIV. We hope to invite different participants to the fair.

·     International Human Rights Day on 10th December 2019: We shall arrange the Nature Network Venue to display materials in form of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) on Human Rights and copies of the Constitutions of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Congo (DRC), various Policy documents and Declaration of Human Rights document. The aim of the event is not only to mainstream Human-Rights-related themes in our activities but to raise consciousness about vulnerabilities and susceptibilities when we are ignorant about laws. We hope to invite different participants to the fair.

·  Universal Health Coverage 2030: Keeping the Promise; 12th December 2019: We shall arrange the Nature Network Venue to display materials in form Information, Education and Communication (IEC) on Violence and how to address it. The aim of the event is not only to mainstream violence themes in our activities but to raise consciousness about vulnerabilities and susceptibilities to violence. We hope to invite different participants to the fair. This is the climax day and it means we shall also show case all the previous activities leading to the UHC 2030 Event.






Contact for more details:
Tom
marpsinuganda@gmail.com
+254780808335










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