Join Tiffany in support of Uganda Village Project Independent Fundraisers
Running for UVP
As some of you know, I have worked with the Uganda Village Project (UVP), a US-based nonprofit that implements health projects in rural Ugandan villages, for the past two years. I am also running the Navy Air Force Half Marathon on September 14 and am donating money to UVP for the occasion.
I strongly believe in UVP and its mission of working WITH communities to improve community health and well-being through access to services, health education, and prevention information. Ugandan staff members implement programs hand-in-hand with Village Health Teams, who are community-elected volunteers who agree to involve their villages in health projects and teach about how to keep their families safe from diseases like malaria, HIV, or diarrhea.
Uganda Village Project brings access, education, and prevention of health issues to rural villagers who might otherwise not have resources to keep themselves and their families healthy. The projects are often very simple–like finding ways to make it easy for people to wash their hands–but they make a big difference. I hope you’ll join me in supporting their efforts.
Your donation will support health programming in Iganga District. This could be the purchase of mosquito nets to prevent malaria, holding an HIV outreach to educate and test community members, or sending a nurse to villages every quarter to provide family planning methods to women who otherwise have little access to contraceptives. Thanks to your support, Uganda Village Project can provide the education and tools that villagers need to stay healthy.
About Uganda Village Project
Since 2003, Uganda Village Project has been working with the people of Iganga to promote public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of this marginalized district in southeast Uganda. We work at a village-by-village level to address the most pressing healthcare concerns of each community, including malaria, HIV and STIs, household sanitation and hygiene, family planning access, obstetric fistula awareness and repair, and provision of clean water through shallow wells.
Uganda Village Project trains locally-elected volunteers called Village Health Teams (VHTs), and then works in partnerships with the VHTs, community-based organizations, and local government to educate and encourage healthy changes in each of the villages where we work. Our flagship effort is our “Healthy Villages” program, a village-by-village system that addresses the most pressing healthcare concerns of each community, including prevention of malaria, education and testing of HIV and STIs, improved household sanitation and hygiene, and access to family planning services. We also work with obstetric fistula awareness and repair and provision of clean water through shallow wells.