1. Health care services; prevention, care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, TB,  NCDs
  2. Social support to orphans and vulnerable children both in and out of school
  3. Health literacy and patient safety programs
  4. Capacity building
  5. Sustainable Livelihood Initiatives(SLI),
  6. Promotion of Hygiene and Sanitation, food and nutrition in schools and communities
  7. Hand washing campaign in schools and communities
  8. Community Resource Centre

CHAIN programs’ approach

CHAIN’s programs’ approach advocates for health and social empowerment for vulnerable communities like; People living with HIV and AIDS, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) and their guardians, youth, women, those with communicable and non-communicable diseases.

CHAIN references the development of its programs in line with the National Sector Strategic Plan (NSSP 3) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) like;

  • Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all , CHAIN has a Health Care Services program which includes prevention, care and treatment for HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Non Communicable Diseases.
  • Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, CHAIN with support from GOAF, Germany friends offers education, psychosocial support to OVCs.
  • Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for through the CHAIN’s Promoting Access to Safe Water among Rural and Urban Households.
  • Ensure access to water and sanitation for all, (Goal 6); CHAIN is implementing a project “promoting access to safe water among rural and urban poor households in Uganda”. The project is promoting the use of a solar water technology which uses energy from the sun to make water safe for drinking and other domestic use. CHAIN is also involved in a hand washing campaign in schools and community.
  • Take action to combat climate change and its impact (Goal 13); The use of Solvatten technology for purifying drinking water eliminates the need of using charcoal or firewood for boiling water. This reduces on the carbon emitted into the environment thus combating climate change.

CHAIN Implementation Strategy

CHAIN programs put a strong emphasis on engagement with the community and in particular the community leaders, village health teams in all stages of the project cycle (needs assessment, design, implementation and evaluation). One of the core program areas is to increase national health literacy levels through collaborative work with various consumer/patient organizations, CSOs, government agencies, schools, institutions and the general public.

The programs’ approach not only provides expertise in identifying the community pressing issues but also supports the implementation of community empowerment projects.

The approach has required a research based approach to identify the communities’ health and social welfare most pressing needs.  A participatory approach which involves all key stake holders is used. The stake holders include; key healthcare stake holders, OVC and their guardians, PLWHIV/AIDS, patient organisations, policy makers, and donors.