The Community Empowerment Program aims at building capacities and resources for health and human rights.learn more
Women should be able to freely choose and live the lives they want to lead. To do this, women must have their economic rights realised. This means having adequate housing, an education, access to quality healthcare, controlling what happens to their land, having access to decent work and living free from violence.learn more
o advance girl’s and women’s realization of social economic justice in Uganda. We support and nurture growth of women solidarity movements and networks to build young feminist leaders, and to protect and promote safety of girls and women in public and private spaces.learn more
In Uganda, 55 % of the entire population are people below 18 years of age and a typical household has an average number of 5 people with 55% of the households having children below 18 years. This youthful structure creates high dependency ratio at 97% and is a result of high fertility rate. Uganda has had a persistent population growth rate of 3.2% per annum resulting in rural urban migration rate of 4.5% and deforestation rate of 2.2% per annum, water shortages and sanitation challenges – 28% lack access to safe water and 18% do not have access to toilet facilities, these causes a myriad of health and environment sustainability challenges thus a need to improve on social services, environment protection and climate change mitigation measures.learn more
In order to achieve the aforementioned key result areas, SIHAS employs several strategic approaches that include; climate change mitigation, environment protection, community based reflections, mobile clinics, health education and promotion, Research for social impact, Social marketing, clean/safe water, socio entrepreneurship, community insurance, partnerships and lobbying.learn more
SIHAS ensures that lifesaving innovations are accessed by communities in need in order to foster social economic transformation of their lives. To achieve this, SIHAS will be operates under the auspices of ministry of health of Uganda in order to tackle the challenges of 21st century in areas of health through innovative ideas, such as Research, social marketing, social entrepreneurship for health, environment protection and climate change mitigation as a means of tackling emerging and remerging health challenges like SRHR and HIV, sexual gender violence, water and sanitation issues. .about
SIHAS works with community groups that are informal and formal like CBOs, women and youth groups to ensure that sustainable social transformation is realized in areas of health and environment protection.
SIHAS uses a unique model of integrating environment and climate mitigation with health programming. This is achieved through formation of social entrepreneurship grass roots organizations at community level, provision of seed grants to young innovators in SIHAS thematic areas, scaling of innovations in line with SIHAS thematic areas and research for social impact. This way, there is ownership, sustainable development and generation of minimal seed funds to support other start-ups and while ensuring that the health needs of communities are taken care of.