In Uganda, the ‘core’ of the Health system is the Community Health Promoters (CHPs) programme.
In 2016 Evergreen held the first CHP Level 1 Course ever to be held in the Budwale area. 70 trainees embarked on the course and a very creditable 64 CHPs graduated. The average family in Uganda has six children, and these qualified CHPs are encouraged to share their knowledge with their extended family and immediate neighbours. Even assuming an average of just ten households (a very low estimate) for each CHP to share with would mean an approximate positive impact on six hundred and forty households, roughly 5000 people!
In 2017, Evergreen gave the Budwale CHPs a 12-month Continuing Professional Development course featuring monthly seminars. In 2018 and 2019 Evergreen expanded CHPs training and CPD courses across the Wanale Ridge and a total of 170 CHP’s are now trained to Level 1.
In 2020, Evergreen is running the first CHP Level 2 course on Wanale Ridge. Graduates of this course will have enhanced knowledge and be able to address such issues such as pre and post natal care, drug and alcohol abuse, more intractable conditions and will be able to advise on vaccination and immunisation.
Total cost of community health programme in 2020 is £14,764