Health Education - Budumba

Visit by Irene Nakibirango on 2021-02-17

Report ID
Created by
Irene Nakibirango
Created date
2021-02-22 06:15:04 UTC
Modified by
Irene Nakibirango
Modified date
2021-02-22 07:10:15 UTC
Trip Time
10:37-18:01 (7 h 24 m)
Village Time
12:59-15:41 (2 h 42 m)
Travel Time
4 h 42 m

Health Education Lesson

Health Education 
Lesson Taught
Men Attendees
Women Attendees
Staff Attendees
Government Attendees
Visitor Attendees
Total Attendance
Irene went to Budumba village to carry out a door to door visit checking out on the hygiene, pregnant women,breastfeeding mothers,and other health related issues. Irene started from the upper section which was ok the hygiene of the different homes was good, the children were healthy though some had flue and cough, the kitchens were well smeared and the stoves were being used and well maintained. Irene then moved to the lower section of the village where she found several homes with challenges. One of the homes is where she met a girl with high fevers sleeping in the house with no one to attend to her because the parents had left for the garden. She was weak and the place where she was sleeping was unhygienic. So Irene asked if they can send for the parents to come and take her to the hospital but they had gone far from the home. Irene asked the VHT to help take her to the hospital, informed the neighbors to let them know where they had taken the girl so that one can go join the VHT in the hospital as Irene continued with the follow up. Irene then went to one of the homes where she met a pregnant woman who was 6 months pregnant but had not gone for the hospital visits, had an open cooking area, and the hygiene was poor. So Irene talked to her about the advantages of having a stove instead of an open cooking place,and the general hygiene of the place. Irene encouraged her to go for antenatal check ups so that she can protect herself with the prophylaxis medication provided. Irene then continued to the other homes where she met homes with out dish racks and the mothers were saying they were destroyed by termites. Irene encouraged them to build the movable dish racks so that they can move the rack to different areas. And also to avoid leaving the utensils down for the chicken and to eat in them. Irene further continued to other homes counseling the different members on their hygiene,replacing of the dish racks, and hand washing places near their toilets, nutrition, hospital visits for antenatal and after delivery and also informing them of the health education meetings. 
Partner Program
Health Education 
Lesson Use Examples
Yes, most homes have improved on their hygiene since the last home visit part from a few who need follow up. 
Next Visit
2021-03-03 - Purpose: Respiratory tract infections
Program Success
Most homes have improved on their hygiene,harvested different kinds of crops, and the pregnant women are attending their antenatal lessons.
Program Critical Needs
More follow ups on some homes.
Program Ownership
Continued antenatal visits and increased knowledge on the services provided at the hospitals.
Other Program Observations
The well is well maintained, and the stoves are in use.
Program Expected Of Village
Mobilize the members for the next meeting.
Program Staff Preparations Next Visit
Prepare the next lesson and call the village for the next visit.

Report Photos

16734 Kalitumba village: one of the mothers that Irene has been following up showing how her baby is doing.
16737 Budumba village: One of the pregnant women Irene had to talk to about hygiene, open cooking stoves,importance of antenatal visits, and invited for the lessons.
16740 Budumba village: A sick girl that Irene found left alone in the house as the parents went to the garden.