Healthy Choices Radio Program – CDFU implements Healthy Choices, a 3-year project under the 7th Government of Uganda/UNFPA Country Programme. Healthy Choices is implemented in eight UNFPA grant receiving districts (Kaabong, Katakwi, Kanungu, Kotido, Mubende, Moroto, Oyam and Yumbe). The project utilizes a radio program that models positive practices and behaviours, stimulates dialogue and action concerning key issues in the community, and reinforces the community mobilisation efforts by groups such as Village Health Teams (VHTs) to make it easier for adoption of desired behaviour among the community members. CDFU oriented and equipped VHTs with knowledge and skills to mobilize their communities for the services promoted. The project which reaches approximately 2,000,000 people promotes positive practices in five key selected topics namely: pregnancy and maternity care; family planning, young people and vulnerable groups’ reproductive health, reproductive rights and women’s empowerment; and gender based violence prevention and management. In addition to provision of information, Healthy Choices coupled with the work of members of the VHTs mobilizes communities for services.
Young Empowered And Healthy (Y.E.A.H) a national communication initiative aimed at reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, adolescent pregnancies and school drop-out among young people aged 15-24 through behaviour and social change communication. CDFU implemented Y.E.A.H with funding from USAID.
STRIDES for Family Health Project addressing Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Child Survival and Nutrition 15 districts of Kamuli, Kaliro, Kayunga, Mayuge, Bugiri, Kumi, Kalangala, Kamwenge, Kasese, Kyenjojo, Mityana, Mpigi, Luweero, Nakasongola and Sembabule. CDFU provides the overall BCC support for RH, FP, child survival and nutrition interventions.
AFFORD, a Health Marketing Initiative – CDFU was part of the consortium that formed the Uganda Health marketing Group (UHMG). Under the AFFORD project, CDFU established and built capacity of networks of 896 Popular Opinion Leaders (POLs)/peer educators in 17 districts.
African Transformation Project that addressed issues of gender inequities. CDFU documented/profiled different people who had overcome gender biases. The profiles were used during the community trainings
Uganda Malaria Partnership Program (UMPP), a malaria control program that was implemented in the districts of Kiboga, Kumi and Kanungu. CDFU was responsible for communication aspects including radio programs, spots, production of print materials and community level activities. UMPP was funded by GlaxoSmithKline.
Food Fortification Program aimed at reducing micronutrient deficiencies by supporting large-scale fortification of vegetable cooking oil, wheat and maize flour. CDFU developed an operational strategy to increase awareness about food fortification, designed/adapted, produced and disseminated IEC materials and implemented a campaign on radio and television (TV).
Peace Building and Social Transformation Project addressing alcohol abuse, poverty, sexual networks, early marriages and HIV&AIDS through radio drama. CDFU implemented the project in partnership with Straight Talk Foundation (STF) in Gulu, Pader, Kitgum and Agago districts targeting vulnerable adolescents (12-18 years) and young adults (19-35 years). CDFU was the Prime Contractor
USAID/Community Connector (CC) Project focusing on improving the nutritional status of women and children and improving livelihoods of vulnerable populations in 15 districts of South Western (including Kabale, Kanungu, Ibanda and Kisoro) and Northern (including Oyam, Dokolo,Agago, Nebbi and Pader) regions. CDFU takes the lead on the SBCC component of the integrated nutrition and livelihoods project.
Northern Uganda – Health Integration to Enhance Services (NU-HITES) Project focusing on improved and sustained health and nutrition status of the Northern Uganda population. CDFU provides SBCC support to the project implemented in 15 districts of the Lango and Acholi sub regions.
Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) Project in Lira and Alebtong districts of Northern Uganda focusing on reduction of early pregnancy and Gender-based Violence (GBV) practices among adolescents 13-19 years. CDFU implements the community activities including peer to peer education, capacity building for professional health workers in addressing adolescent sexual reproductive health rights, interactive radio programs and dialogue/discussion sessions.
Stop Malaria (SMP) Project aimed at reducing malaria-related mortality in 10 districts of Mukono, Rakai and Masaka in (Central region); Hoima, Kibaale and Buliisa (Hoima region) and Soroti, Amuria, Katakwi and Kaberamaido (Teso region). CDFU takes the lead on the community mobilization, which plays an important role in demand creation for the malaria control interventions
Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) Project focusing on fighting malaria in 10 districts of Agago, Amuru, Apac, Gulu, Kitgum, Kole, Lamwo, Nwoya, Oyam and Pader. CDFU provides expertise for Information, Education and Communication (IEC) and Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) activities.
Strengthening TB and HIV&AIDS Responses in East Central Uganda (STAR-EC) Project addressing HIV&AIDS and TB services in 9 districts of Bugiri, Iganga, Kaliro, Kamuli, Mayuge, Namutumba, Namayingo, Luuka, Buyende. CDFU provides support for demand creation interventions for USAID funded project through individual, peer-led and community mobilization approaches.