ZACHEDO mainly focuses on marginalized communities that include HIV positive victims, refugees, adolescents, youth, children and young women living within the urban slum communities. The program areas are mainly focussed on health promotion and economic empowerment programs to increase their sustainability of a quality lifestyle.
We offer free testing and syndromic management for STIs including gonorrhea, genital herpes, and syphilis. Voluntary, confidential HIV counseling and testing and prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) services are also offered.
We provide antenatal, postnatal care through our center and through community outreaches. We are committed to helping Uganda to meet its commitments under the Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality (CARMMA) and its National Development Plan (2016 - 2020). Improving maternal health is fundamental to our commitment to support the rights of women to live healthy lives.
Every year hundreds of thousands of women in especially adolescents in Uganda resort to unsafe abortions which often result in serious health complications or death. Unsafe abortion is estimated to contribute to about 26% of maternal deaths and a much higher proportion of reproductive ill health. Post-abortion care can be a vital, life-saving intervention. ZACHEDO offers sensitization programs to prevent recourse of unsafe abortions in addition to offering post-abortion care services at our health facility.
ZACHEDO provides a comprehensive range of contraceptive options to men and women of reproductive age in the communities it serves. We partner with other NGOs such as Population Cares Uganda and trained healthcare providers to ensure that high quality, safe and affordable family planning options are available through all of our channels. We provide both short and long term methods including contraceptive implant, IUD, contraceptive injection, condoms, contraceptive pills and voluntary surgical contraception (VSC). Family planning counseling, side effects management, and removal services are also offered.
Teenage years are a confusing and complex time in their lives. Almost every individual has issues like sexual confusion, parental conflict, rebellion etc. But all this, if handled correctly, can be a part of a healthy transition from childhood to adulthood.
In Guidance and Counseling, we get involved by helping a person understand themselves and the world. Listening and discussing a wide range of possible remedies or solutions to a particular problem or obstacle. Thus the root of the problem ultimately is corrected. For example.
ZACHEDO through its facility, annual health fare days and community outreach programs offers general health services including general consultation and treatment. Our general health services cover the management of communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as all other outpatient services. Our out-patient services extend to 11 pm at the facility.
Premarital counseling is key before one makes a decision to walk down the aisle. It mentally and emotionally helps you prepare for that next stage of your life with a positive outlook. Those already in a marriage, couples will always have conflicts but there are healthy ways and unhealthy ways to deal with and resolve such conflicts. Guidance and counseling is a direct, active and personal approach that focuses on increasing your individual self-awareness, understanding, and adjustment. In whatever area you may need the help.
We empower marginalized communities especially women and youth to improve on their economic self-independence through entrepreneurship and vocational skills training programs.
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