Kissito has made great progress in Health and Nutrition Interventions in East Africa during the past three years. We have successfully implemented programs that have saved thousands of lives and treat over 500,000 patients annually. However, we are learning that our current initiatives merely address the symptoms of much larger problems.
This year, Kissito is partnering with government agencies, universities, and other interested parties to foster health and human development in a sustainable, holistic method through community engagement in locally-determined interventions. The UGANDAONE concept is an integrated approach to health and human development based on an environmental platform. It includes initiatives in Healthcare; Water and Sanitation; Education and Training; Household Income; Environmental Conservation; Nutrition; and Food Security. This single program will address the root causes of serious challenges for a population of One Million people in Uganda.
Funding will come from a variety of sources, including private donors, foundations, and revenue-generating programs like the sale of Carbon Credits earned on Improved Cook Stoves. Kissito will arrange for distribution of approved stoves throughout the Elgon Zone. The stoves are audited annually by the United Nations in order to be eligible for carbon credits on the European Market. We are actively seeking partners to help with the distribution of the stoves; please contact Jen Bell for more information!
There will be regular updates as we move forward. To get involved email Jennifer.Bell@kissito.org or Carissa.South@kissito.org.