- About Us
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- Where We Work
WellShare’s longest running programs are in Uganda, where we have worked since 1982. Over the years, WellShare has trained community health workers and traditional birth attendants, formed women’s associations, increased women’s potential for generating income, developed strategies in AIDS prevention and the care of people living with AIDS, created award-winning strategies for improving nutrition, and developed expertise in family planning (child spacing) and malaria prevention.
While the statistics show a continued need for our presence:
• a typical Ugandan women will give birth to seven children in her lifetime;
• malaria kills a child under 5 every 30 seconds and is a constant in 95 percent of Uganda; and,
• Over one million children are orphaned by HIV.
WellShare programs have doubled family planning use in our project areas, distributed more than 100,000 long-lasting insecticide treated nets, and provided nutrition and economic support to thousands of families.
In Uganda there is dire need for information about malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in communities. To address this need, the Uganda Malaria Communities Partnership. Read more.
In Uganda, 2.3 million children younger than 18 years old—14 percent of children in the country—are orphans. Most of these orphans have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. Read more.
WellShare’s family planning program, currently located in the Ssembabule and Mubende districts of Uganda, is working to increase access to, use of, and quality of family planning services. Read more.