Best Projects 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

Men for Mother and Child Health.

Published on September 27, 2021 um 14:14

Your title/position

project founder

Type of Enterprise

informal program/project

Year the ngo or company was founded

Lira University

Explain your project in details:

Men for Maternal and Child Health, MMCHI, is a personal project spearheaded by undergraduate students with the goal of enhancing male involvement in Maternal and Child service utilization by sensitization of males and females of the reproductive age ( 15-49 years) in Lira district through an art-based model, media, keynote actors, to help minimize maternal and child mortality and morbidity thus improving the health and well being of mothers and children in Lira district, Northern Uganda.

Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Increase in male turn-up while engaging in the accessibility and availability of MCH services to mothers and children both at the health facilities and the community level. Increase in the number of men who support their partners and children emotionally in the utilization of MCH services in Lira district. the project is at ideation phase. Increase in the number of men willing to participate in MCH service utilization.

Sustainability and future plans

Engaging key stakeholders in the project implementation phase i.e the primary beneficiaries, cultural leaders, religious leaders. Training of trainees thats project ambassadors in various villages. Financial sustainability through government funding, donations, grants, and raising money.

Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am Nakyanzi Hamiidah, a 22-year-old Ugandan, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery at Lira University in Uganda. Am passionate about improving maternal and Child Health locally, nationally, and globally. The biggest contributing factors to my success are my hard work, optimism, and persistence. I have successfully started and accomplished a project in One Health in my community and engaged in a number of short courses about health to boast my knowledge, expertise, and career. I am passionate about leadership and I have served in various leadership positions at my university and at a national level.

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