The hospital Public Community Health Department is vibrant in the facilitation of disease prevention and health promotion activities in the HSD. The provision of outreach services including support supervision in the lower-level health facilities, follow up of patients by VHTs, and promotion of community involvement in the health services, maternal child health services, home visits for ART clients.
The Community Health Department has sustained public health interventions that include immunization, environmental health, health education, school health, preparedness for epidemic and disasters, nutrition and intervention against diseases targeted for eradication such as polio and measles, provision of basic clinical care and rehabilitative health services among others.
Progress has been made in a number of areas that include hygiene and sanitation, immunization, antenatal care, institutionalised deliveries, community case management of malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia, screening and prevention of notifiable diseases. The achievements have been gained as a result of a number of initiatives made by the Hospital management and the Community Health Department. The major initiative is the sustained regular monthly support supervision to each of the sixteen peripheral health units of Bokora Health Sub District.
WHO certified Uganda free of guinea worm transmission. however, due to the threat of importation from neighbouring countries such as Southern Sudan the programme has maintain high quality post certification surveillance. No new case of guinea worm has been reported for a number of years.
ART and EMTCT services are carried out in collaboration with the seven accredited lower health units. EMTCT services are provided in antenatal clinics. The counsellors in the community health department and midwives in the peripheral health units are mandated to follows up mothers and their babies in the catchment area.
The HSD has been involved in training health workers and village health team members in various health issues such as youth friendly services, emergency obstetrics and new born care, TB, cervical cancer and malaria among others. Score card assessment was done in all health facilities during this period to facilitate the review performance within the quality improvement framework and some health units were found to be making progress.