Stories from the community after IRC Uganda rehabilitated ten boreholes in Kabarole district, an effort to ensure a safe and reliable supply of water for over 3000 people, which in turn would improve health and livelihoods for the benefiting communities.
In January 2017 it will be seven years since I joined the IRC team. Over the years, I have done nearly everything that a communication practitioner can do within an organisational setting – and I have many outputs to show for it.
For decades, people in Uganda have been encouraged to wash their hands as a way of preventing the spread of diseases. However, the percentage of the population accessing and using hand washing facilities remains low at only 36%. What are the challenges?
While IRC/Triple-S was still operating in Lira District, it provided a lot of support to the newly established Sub-county Water Supply and Sanitation Boards. Since the closure of the Triple-S Initiative in the district in November 2014, the boards have strived to continue operating in spite of...
It has been generally agreed that the mainstream media are the most effective channel through which to reach wide audiences with key messages. In Uganda, the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Coalition has worked closely with print and electronic media to promote Menstrual Hygiene Management.
On 14 and 15 August, Uganda will host the first Menstrual Hygiene Management Conference in East Africa. IRC Uganda is one of the organisations leading the conference preparations and sees the conference as an opportunity to share evidence and jointly formulate solutions.
What started off as a commonplace lecture-like meeting in the Lira District Council Hall, ended up in a spirited discussion about a variety of issues around the delivery of water services in a decentralisation framework. Conditional grants for water and sanitation; mobile phones for water; as well...