Uganda Village Project
Seated under a cool mango tree at Bugono Health Centre…
Follow Up teams work with villages at the beginning of their second year in the Healthy Villages program. Each team of 6 interns will work with two villages to evaluate the efficacy of program initiatives through monitoring and evaluation activities. Interns will continue to build the capacity of VHTs by encouraging innovation in educational approaches tailored specifically to their community. Teams will collect house-to-house follow up surveys and analyze and compare findings from the baseline data to measure the progress of the community and share the information with stakeholders to identify key successes and setbacks of programming.
Launch Teams help facilitate the start of UVP’s working relationship in one new village. The team initiates a three-year community intervention called the Healthy Villages program and builds on the training of the Village Health Team (VHT), a group of voluntary community health workers in the village, and works with the VHTs to introduce UVP’s programs. Interns will conduct house-to-house baseline surveys and share the results with stakeholders in the village and use the information to guide planning and implementation activities.