UHDF is a women and youth-led organization, focused on advocacy, research and the linking of underserved Ugandan communities to quality health and social services. The organization was founded in 2013 by a team of health and education professionals and expatriates mainly from Butaleja District, Eastern Uganda determined to improve the health and well-being of people living in rural and hard-to-reach areas. They have also accessed their networks to enhance the team expertise where appropriate.
UHDF identifies and prioritizes health issues facing communities. Local, national and international partners are sought to realize the mission and vision of the organization.
The organization uses health, research and community expertise to identify, implement and evaluate best practice models to address these priorities.
UHDF utilizes various programs to engage communities and to increase their capacity. For instance, the organization conducts school outreaches, medical camps, and music, dance and drama activities to provide health education and increase the awareness and demand of available services.
We envision communities empowered to live healthy and prosperous lives, free from preventable diseases and other health risks, and poverty. Our goal is to promote and improve the health and socioeconomic outcomes of our communities with optimum community participation and involvement.
OUR CORE VALUES
- Community participation
- Integrity and Humility