EVERY CHILD
COUNTS

 

Our mission

Shifo is a non-profit NGO with a mission to improve child health worldwide by strengthening health service delivery in underserved areas.

100% of your donations are directed to strengthen the child health services in underserved areas.

We always direct 100% of public donations to the cause. With our operational costs covered by our Angel Investors, every krona donated though the website goes where it is most needed.

We track every donation and provide you with implementation and impact reports.

Progress updates

Once your donation is allocated to specific project we will update you about that via email.

Implementation Report

Once the implementation is completed we provide you with an Implementation Report. The report informs you about how your contribution was spent and links you with the communities you have helped. Videos and stories from the field connect you with the reality of our implementing partners and google maps help us show you the location of the community you have supported.

Long-term impact

The benefits of our projects increase over time and you can follow the continuous development and long-term impact on the project webpage. This is where you will see real-time updates from the field about the number of children who have been registered, vaccinated and completed their vaccination plans.

We work with our local partners to implement and sustain low-cost and high-impact interventions.

We take a long-term approach to develop and implement scalable solutions that bring value to the local communities. We know that investing in local capacity is the best way to create long-term impact. We build close local partnerships with government, health service providers, capacity building institutions in order to sustain the project results for years to come.

How we collaborate with our local partners

  • 1.  Together we identify the local needs and develop context based solutions.
  • 2.  We invest in local capacity building and creation of local maintenance structures.
  • 3.  Our local partners coordinate the process and are owners of the project results.
Meet our local partners

Every Child Counts campaign

The 1st campaign goal was reached for Mukono District. Now we are raising funds to scale up the implementation to other districts in Uganda.

100% of funds that are raised through the campaign are used for implementation of MyChild information and support system in the health facilities. This enables healthcare personnel to register and follow up on children's vaccination status and ensure that they complete their vaccination plans on time.

In the long run this will facilitate an increase in number of fully vaccinated children and reduce instances of vaccine-preventable diseases and deaths. MyChild system also provides data and information to policy and decision-makers, which assists them in identifying critical gaps in child health service delivery. Based on this, appropriate interventions can be developed and monitored over time. You will be able to track the long-term impact of the project when the implementation is completed.

Implementation progress:
implementation is completed
implementation in progress

16

health centres using
MyChild system

5921

children registered
and followed up

1225

children fully
vaccinated

Why we do it

There are 3 obstacles that are currently hindering healthcare personnel from reaching every child with lifesaving vaccination services:

1

As the children are not registered, we do not know who are under or unvaccinated and where they live. This means that there is no way for the health personnel to individually target children who are due for vaccination.

2

Healthcare providers in underserved areas do not have the methods and tools to follow up each child’s vaccination plan to ensure that they receive timely vaccinations for full protection against the most common childhood diseases.

3

Policy and decision makers are unable to receive timely and reliable data and information for informed decision making, budget allocation and policy evaluation.

    Shifo has developed tools and methods to help solve these challenges.    

Local ownership for sustainability

Collaboration with local government plays a major role in sustainability of the project results. In Uganda the District Health Office (DHO) is responsible for health service delivery on a district level. Therefore DHO is our leading partner that ensures continues support and leadership for the project. DHO plays a major role in the implementation of the project and local capacity building. This collaboration strengthens local ownership and helps to sustain the project results for years to come.

“Our biggest challenge as a department is the problem of drop-out rates... We look at this project as one of the interventions that is going to exploit ICT knowledge to improve management, decision making and also address those performance gaps of drop-outs in the area of immunisation against the childhood diseases”

Elly K. Tumushabe, Head of Mukono District Health Office

Collaboration with local government plays a major role in sustainability of the project results. In Uganda the District Health Office (DHO) is responsible for health service delivery on a district level. Therefore DHO is our leading partner that ensures continuous support and leadership for the project. DHO plays a major role in the implementation of the project and local capacity building. This collaboration strengthens local ownership and helps to sustain the project results for years to come.

Voices from the field

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Individuals, companies and organisations support Every Child Counts campaign

Meet Shifo fundraisers

    Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.
Every little donation counts!
   

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