Mother & Child Health

Goal: Contribute to reduction in maternal and infant mortality rates and improve the overall health and well-being of women and children.

YES, is working to contribute to the “Ugandan Road map for Accelerating the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality and Morbidity”.

In conjunction with this Roadmap, we are contributing to:

(1) Improving accessibility and utilization of quality MCH services;

(2) advocating for increased MCH resources;

(3) empowering communities; and

(4) finally, strengthening M& E mechanisms for MCH service-provision.

Within these aims, YES is also working to target malnutrition in children under the age of five and to build the capacity of service seekers. We endeavor to achieve the above aims firstly, through nutrition behavior change sessions, community mobilization and outreach sessions, and backyard gardens. These aims will also be achieved through football for social change activities focused on the importance of primary breast feeding, attending ANC and PNC services, and female empowerment.