Using ICT Innovations

Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Through Collaborations

About UCH

Mission

To improve access to information to the people of Uganda through creative and innovative use of ICTs for service delivery, research and education towards the achievement of health literacy

  • Accessibility: Information is easily accessible to those who need it and are authorized to access it.
  • Usability: Information meets the needs of users in a timely, accurate, relevant and easy way to use it.
  • Accountability : To our stakeholders for management of resources entrusted to us in the deliverance of services to Ugandans.

What We Offer

Education

We educate people about on various topical issues with ICT as the cornerstone

Creative Designer

We create user friendly stylish interfaces for easy data entry.

App Development

We develop applications such as "Oppiamobile" for trainings and remote learning and Nganisha - a Health Management Information System.

Research

We undertake implementation research in the health and climate change areas

Digital Data collection

Client centered and timely mobile data collection using different formats such as ODK.

24/7 Support

Stuck at some point, please just contact us for help.

FAQ & Featured Works

Without members of the public taking part in research, we can’t make improvements to treatments and care. By taking part in a research study, you could benefit future generations and play a really important role in medical progress. Patients taking part in research receive high-quality monitoring and care, and they sometimes receive new drugs and treatments only available through the research study.

Consumer and community involvement is about working with researchers and other stakeholders to make decisions about research priorities, policy and practice. It is not a about participating in a research project.

We provide farmers with real-time weather forecasts and market prices of their agricultural products through their mobile phones. Reach out to the customer care team without having to see us and we provide them with all their farm updates from their personalized dashboard. There are different ways that digital can power agriculture. It can help disseminate news to people in rural communities, you can find out about the latest agricultural practices and learn this digitally, it can also inspire you to come up with a creative solution in the agriculture sector.

The Uganda National Meteorological Authority – UNMA does not currently have a smartphone application that alerts you if we issue a warning. However, most newer-model smartphones come preprogrammed to alert for a few of the highest priority warnings issued by various government agencies. From the Uganda National Meteorological Authority – UNMA , those include Tornado Warnings and Flash Flood Warnings. More information on these alerts is available on Uganda National Meteorological Authority – UNMA website. Many private companies make apps that alert Uganda National Meteorological Authority – UNMA warnings for your location on your mobile device, just check your app-store on your mobile device for options. Also, check with your county/ district (typically the emergency management department/agency) to see if they have county/city alerts that you can subscribe to on your mobile device and/or email. It’s always a good idea to have more than 1 way to receive warnings. Any single way can fail at times.

Projects

Open Deliver Project for Creating, Adapting, and delivering digital content. Through mPowering Frontline Health Workers.

Using Information and Communication Technologies to address Water Challenges in Uganda (CHAI) Project. (2012-2019), funded by IDRC.

Strengthening Community Health in Uganda (STRETCH-Uganda), 2011, funded by IDRC

Education Management Information System (EMIS), 2010-2011, funded by Academy for Education Development.

Impacts

Uganda Submission in Accordance With PARA 133 of the Paris Agreement, UNFCCC NFP, 3 Feb, 2016. "Proactive policy action availing opportunities for strengthening resilience, reducing vulnerabilities and increasing the understanding and implementation of adaptation actions in Uganda."

Using Information and Communication Technologies to address Water Challenges in Uganda (CHAI) Project used as the case study in this submission to the UNFCCC.

Policy Brief - July 2012 Enhancing the Adaptive Capacity of Communities to Climate Change Induced Water Challenges Using ICT in Uganda.

Success

One of the winners of the Momentum for Change, 2015 Lighthouse Activities showcasing innovative ICT solutions that are driving the world toward a low carbon highly resilient futue at the 2015 Conference of Parties (COP 22) in Paris, France.

Winner of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) Award for innovation and excellence in the health sector at the 2006 15th World Congree on Information Technology Summit, Austin, Texas, USA.

Recognized at the 3rd Annual Baramati initiative on ICT held in Pune, Maharashtra, India, 2002, for innovation and visionary development-driven leadership in Health.

Core Team

Chairman of the UCH Board
Professor Nelson K. Sewankambo is a Professor of Internal Medicine, Former Dean of Makerere University Medical School, Uganda, immediate past Principal Makerere University College of Health Sciences and a Professor of internal medicine. In the last 18 years he focused on advancement of medical education and research capacity development. He is a fellow and President of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, a Vice President of the Network of African Sciences Academies (NASAC) and Vice President of the Accordia Global Health Foundation.

Prof. Nelson Sewankambo

Director

Dr. Edison Arwanire Mworozi

Director

Vice Chairman of the UCH Board
Dr Edison Mworozi is a Senior Consultant Pediatrician at Mulago National Referral Hospital and Honorary Lecturer at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University and Professor of Pediatrics, St. Augustine International University. He is a Member of several professional and technical bodies including: the Uganda Medical Association, Uganda Pediatric Association, International Society for Infectious Diseases, International Pediatric Association, Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative, East African Rotavirus Advisory Collaborative HIV Vaccine Trials and East African Centre for Vaccines and Immunization.

Kibaya Patrick

Projects Officer

Projects Officer at UCH
Experienced Project Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information services industry. Skilled in Management of multi-disciplinary teams, Policy Analysis, Analytical Skills, Managerial Finance, and Data Analysis.

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Mawanda Road, Aga House, Kampala, Uganda. P.O Box 16571, Kampala, Uganda.

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