Uganda Development and Health Associates (UDHA) started its operations
as a Community Based Organisation (CBO) in April 2003 in Iganga district. The organisation has been involved in various community-based
activities in health especially in the areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria control, sanitation, adolescent sexual reproductive health,
school health and immunisation.
UDHA is from August 2005 going to expand its operations to Mayuge and
Bugiri districts in a new capacity as a Non-government Organisation (NGO).
The organisation has attracted a significant number of professionals
including health, law social work, agriculture, community development, education, environment and economics among others.
This is in recognition of the fact that community problems are multi-causal and therefore need multi-sectoral approaches
with strong community participation.
Goals and objectives:
- To promote
the empowerment of communities through focus on health and advocacy for a multi-sectoral approaches to community development.
- To network,
collaborate and develop strategic partnerships with local, national, regional and international organisations with similar
- To promote
community participatory approaches that enhance the health of the most vulnerable members of the community especially children,
adolescents and women with emphasis on orphans and widows.