BackgroundThe Healing Kadi Foundation (HKF) is an international NGO currently operating in Moyo district Northern Uganda proving a wide range of medical and community outreach programs. Originating from South Sudan, HKF has operated in the area for more than 10 years. Since 2007, HKF has been conducting annual medical missions to Kajo Keji County. It has now been registered as an International NGO in Uganda, operating mainly in the Northern corridor of Adjumani, Moyo, Yumbe and Arua districts. Despite the civil unrest that started in 2013, Kajo Keji, South Sudan remained relatively insulated from the hostilities. However, in early 2017 full scale civil war erupted in Kajo Keji County displacing the population, most of which moved to refugee camps in Moyo district, Uganda. After providing medical services in Kajo Keji to the population fleeing to the refugee camps, the clinic was forced to temporarily close for the safety of the staff. Since then, we’ve followed the population to the refugee camps to meet the medical needs, instill hope in the people of concern (refugees), and continue our mission. We are currently providing comprehensive medical services at our refugee clinics.
Prevention- Implement preventive medicine for public health before illness becomes a problem for the community.
- HKF feels prevention is the key to arresting situations before they become life threatening or require referral to major hospitals.
- Relieving strain on Ugandan health system that has been overwhelmed with influx of refugees.
Treatment of acute medical conditions- Diarrhea
- Respiratory illnesses
Treatment of chronic illnesses- Diabetes
- Heart Problems
- Women health
- Work in collaboration with other medical relief organizations providing care to the refugee populations and citizen in the area.
- Become an integral part of the health response to the refugees and the host communities.
Child vaccination and Growth monitoring- Growth evaluation
- Nutritional Evaluation
Trauma Counseling/Education- Suicide prevention
- Domestic violence
- Child abuse and sex trafficking prevention.
- Treatment of alcohol abuse and dependency
Community outreach and mobilizationWe intend to send out our community outreach personnel to evaluate the vulnerable who are unable to walk to the clinic, e.g. Homebound, elderly, mentally challenged, orphans.
Sanitation and Infection control- Hand washing.
- Clean drinking water.
- Food hygiene.
- Cholera and Ebola preparedness.
Spiritual counsellingWe have spiritual leaders available to attend to the needs of the those who desire support regardless of their religious affiliation.
Project JustificationCurrently there are approximately 150,000 refugees in Moyo district alone. HKF is well positioned to care for these refugees because:
1) We are a wholistic ministry that provides for the medical, emotional / physical and spiritual aspect of the refugees and host communities.
2) Skilled personnel who have been well trained in various areas of medical care.
3) Mastery of the language.
1) Reduces cost.
2) Reduces time.
3) Increases conformability and information exchange.
5) Existing relationship with the community.
6) Knowledge of the health history of the community members.
Activities1) Conduct clinics in various locations within the camps when resources become available. Currently we are operating in 2 locations.
2) Perform rapid assessment and treat patients in a timely manner.
3) Provide behavioral health and preventative education.
4) Timely transportation of critically ill patients to referral hospitals
5) Providing access to medication.
6) Treat acute and chronic illness at the orphanages in Moyo and Adjumani districts and supply medicines as necessary.
DurationThe intent is to operate in the area as long as we are needed. We recognize that even if there is peace in South Sudan tomorrow, there will still be need for our services in the area. This is a long term commitment to the health of a population who are settled or in transit for the foreseeable future.
Beneficiaries and Expected Impacts1) Refugees
2) Host Communities
3) Local Hospitals
4) Government / UNHCR
Monitoring and EvaluationThe management of the Healing Kadi Foundation is accountable to the board as main oversight body of the organization. 1) The board has a monthly meeting to evaluate the activities and finances of the organization. 2) Weekly meeting at the district with other health partners in the district operating in the refugee community.
3) Monthly reports to District Health Office and donors as needed.
4) Quarterly and annual coordination meetings.
5) Biannual internal and external evaluation of the program.
6) HKF will conduct monthly financial audits and annual external financial audit.