This department was formerly called Health department but later changed to Community Health to cater for the element of Community orientation in RICE-WN.
Its full operation began in October 2010 to date. The department aims at achieving the set goals of RICE-WN from the health point of view, basing on the goal of the department, community health is focused to carry out all possible means to ensure that the general health of people in the grass grassroots communities is improved.
Goal: To improve and promote quality health services accessibility to communities for self-reliance in West Nile.
- To strengthen the relationships with the communities as well as the District Health Offices.
- To carry out regular meetings with the stakeholders so as to share the experiences that will help the department improve on its services rendered to the communities.
- To improve on the level of knowledge acquisition by the communities on accessing the health services from the existing government health structures.
- To create more partnerships among the stakeholders and RICE-WN.
Programs Under Community Health:
To reduce the further spread of HIV/AIDS among the communities
To provide information leading to further reduction of mortality and morbidity among the people of Maracha and Arua district
To increase knowledge awareness on sexual reproduction and sexually transmitted diseases among the communities of Maracha and Arua districts
The sub programs of environmental health include;
To create awareness on environmental factors that relate to health problems in communities.