INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ACTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DI

Short description

IDA-PWDs is a registered CBO operating at the district level Kasese Uganda.

Description

INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ACTION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY (IDA-PWDs) is a non-profit organization which provides education, nutritional services, ecological conservation, healthcare, and a safe environment to 30 children who are vulnerable and/or orphaned due to extreme poverty or having lost a parent to HIV/AIDS or another health condition. These children live in informal housing settlements in Uganda, Africa, and without the help of IDA-PWDs they would not have access to healthy regular meals, a proper education, or a safe place to learn and play.
Brief history of the organization
Integrated Development Actions For People with Disabilities (IDA-PWDs) is for both people with disabilities and non-disabled persons .It is a registered Community Based Organization with registration number CBO/ whose mission is to provide technical assistance, health, environmental protection and empowerment to the People with Disabilities .Most of our members include : Persons with physical disabilities , Children, AIDS/HIV women, poor men, women with obstetric fistula and women who underwent several surgeries when giving birth.

Target country

Uganda

Project type

  • Alleviation
  • Healthcare
  • Mental health
  • Prevention

Support needed

  • Raising capital

What we need help with

Uganda Relief Fund for COVID-19 Summary IDA-PWDS is working on the frontlines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the communities we serve in Uganda. In partnership with the Ministry of Health, IDA-PWDS operates 5 clinics and will play a critical role in educational outreach and prevention activities as well as improving our clinical capacity and treating mild to moderate cases. We are urgently sourcing necessary supplies for the coming months to contain and control the spread of the virus and to provide relief and support to those most vulnerable. As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Uganda faces enormous health challenges on any "normal" day. Its national public health system is profoundly under-resourced, ranking 81 on the Global Health Security (GHS) Index. With the arrival of COVID-19 in Uganda, the issues we are witnessing in developed countries (inadequate healthcare capacity to treat severe respiratory complications, lack of testing kits and limited supplies--masks, sanitizers, etc.) will be many times worse. IDA-PWDS is urgently preparing its clinics and working with the Ministry of Health as it finalizes operational plans. We have set critical goals, objectives, and activities for our network and will continue to adjust our plans/priorities as this dynamic situation evolves. Our goals are: 1.) Prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in the communities we serve in Uganda 2.) Treat any patient suspected of having coronavirus 3.) Educate the communities we serve in virus mitigation best practices. No one truly can predict the long-term effects of COVID-19, but if we do not act soon at the community level to educate people on the importance of prevention methods like social distancing and hand washing, the pandemic will devastate countries with already broken healthcare systems like Uganda. Organizations rooted in the communities they serve are best-positioned to respond to the pandemic. Your donation will go towards building stronger response capacity in the communities we serve in Uganda.

Best way to get in touch

Easily by email.

Project status

  • Launched