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Our Strategy

At Health Support initiatives we work with existing health facilities and community health workers to extend immunization outreaches in the marginalized communities

Routine childhood immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions that has considerably reduced global child morbidity and mortality.

In Uganda, 1 child in every 16 does not survive to their 5th birthday. Leading cause of deaths are pneumonia, diarrhea which are vaccine preventable.

According to the latest 2016 demographic health survey, only 52% of eligible children are fully immunized. Approximately 200,000 children have never received even one dose of vaccine (Zero dose) despite the availability of vaccines.

Majority of these under-immunized children live in remote hard to reach and marginalized communities which also tend to be the epicenters of measles and polio outbreaks.

These outbreaks indicate a gap in immunization coverage and leave thousands of children vulnerable to life threatening diseases.

Vaccines save lives and remain cornerstone of primary health care and one of the most important tools to protect the health and wellbeing of children. Reaching underserved communities is now more crucial than ever.

To achieve our vision of increasing child survival rates through equitable utilization of vaccines, we focus on the following areas;

Training

Community Outreaches

Technology

Consultancies

Research