ZACHEDO uses a broad range of channels to ensure we meet the needs of our many vulnerable and marginalized groups within the urban slum communities.
Zaam Medical center, located in the urban slum community of Makindye division provides a wide range of medical services by charging sliding scale user fees(based on the facility location) to enable the increase in accessibility and affordability of quality health care.
The wide range of services provided at the facility include medical consultation, specialist sexual and reproductive health consultations, comprehensive family planning services including long-acting and permanent methods (LAPM), ante and post-natal care, deliveries, child welfare services, comprehensive laboratory services and free condom distribution, sexually transmitted infection diagnosis and treatment, referral for HIV treatment and post-abortion care.
Demand for services is created by extensive marketing and behavior change communication activities through community outreaches, radio talk shows, and TV programs.
In addition to the facility based approach, ZACHEDO uses community-based service delivery systems for the expansion of key programs to the communities they serve. This includes engagement of local leaders such as Members of Parliament, councilors, women leaders, VHTs and influential personalities within a particular community for mobilization and influencing of key behavioral change interventions.
ZACHEDO organizes community outreaches using a range of interventions and approaches, including community meetings; training or sensitization sessions with local leaders, VHTs, youth, and marginalized groups through which information/services on health and sustainable livelihoods is disseminated to the community members.
Through mass media campaigns normally using radio and television programs, we reach a wide segment of the community especially women and young people who get access to valuable information and resources without having to go through others they may not trust (e.g. doctors, teachers, etc.) Every Tuesday and the last Saturday of each month, ZACHEDO conducts health sensitization programs on the RECORD TV and The Central Broadcasting radio station (CBS) in Uganda.
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