Health and Spiritual Empowerment - Nabikenge - Namutumba
Visit by Ida Bazonoona on 2019-03-15
2019-03-19 03:56:48 UTC
2019-03-19 07:10:10 UTC
10:37-18:31 (7 h 54 m)
13:32-15:01 (1 h 29 m)
6 h 25 m
Health and Spiritual Empowerment Lesson
Ida Bazonona,Suzan Keddi,Irene Ngobi
Health lesson 6: Family Planning
Ida,Suzen and Irene.
Went to Nabikenge and taught about Maternal and infant care. Before the lesson Ida requested the visitors to introduce themselves. Susan made people laugh when she introduced as Suzan Stoves.
Suzan asked the community to remind her of the previous lessons. The community was active and participated very well. They even showed her the chicken coop that was constructed just few feet from the meeting place.
Irene introduced Maternal and child care as the topic. Irene asked the community the meaning of the topic
Nairuba said it’s when a mother takes care of her baby and Mukoda said it’s when a father or man cares for his wife and children, on addiction to what they said Irene said it’s the overall care or wellbeing of mothers of child bearing age before conception,during pregnancy,and after pregnancy,their children and families.
Irene continued to ask the members the common causes of maternal,and child death?
These are the answers women gave, loose, bleeding, the placenta, measles, ebigumba, ebino, polio and cholera.
Others said that co-wives bewitch and ancestors also claim .Irene was impressed with the answers from the community members and on addition she said the most common causes of death are bleeding especially before and after birth, obstruction during labor and child birth which leads to prolonged labor, infections after delivery which may lead to rotting of the reproductive organs,high blood pressure,criminal abortions,and in infants Irene gave pneumonia, extreme cold after birth,infections due to poor hygiene,malaria,measles,malnutrition and so many others. She also encouraged the community to ask questions.
Mutesi asked what can we do when the last baby refuses to come out after child birth. Irene encouraged the mothers to always go and deliver from the health centers and hospital and always to seek help whenever there is a problem.
The brick project is booming.
Program critical needs
No need for now
Observed program ownership
They have fenced their well
Other program observations
Expectations of village
To keep the standards of hygiene.
Prepare health lessons for the week.
Next Visit: 2019-03-22 - Purpose: To teach gender roles and responsibilities.