Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment – West Nile (RICE-WN) is CHASE Africa’s first partner in Uganda. The unmet need for family planning amongst married women in Uganda is particularly high at 31%, compared to 20% in Kenya, and is contributing to rapid population growth which is expected to result in a population of over 100 million by 2050, from 44 million today.
RICE-WN’s director spent time with two of our partners in Kenya learning how they operate. With the knowledge gained from his visit, RICE-WN put on six medical outreaches in 2018. The turnout was enormous, with 11,691 patients being seen for a basic health issue and 886 women receiving family planning services. RICE-WN will be helping another Ugandan NGO set up a similar programme in 2019.
Service provision funded by CHASE Africa, 2018-2019:
10,500 healthcare services*
*Includes primary healthcare services, deworming treatments and immunisations ** Includes HIV, malaria, HepB testing and cancer screening
1,200 family planning provisions provided*
2,300 CYP equivalent**
700 condoms distributed