Uganda Village Project
- Health & Medicine
Location340 S Lemon Ave #8979Walnut, CA 91789 United States
Uganda Village Project (UVP) is a 501(c)(3) charity founded in 2003 to facilitate community health and well-being in rural Uganda through improved access, education, and prevention. We envision a future in which all Ugandan communities have the means to effectively create and implement their own health and development solutions. Our efforts are guided by the following values: (1) We respect the communities that we work with, and will work with them to build culturally appropriate programs that address their self-identified greatest needs, and maintain their dignity and values. (2) Public health and development programs must be sustainable in order to have a real impact in communities. (3) Learning about and experiencing the culture and daily lives of the Ugandan people is the only way to build trust and true partnerships.
Uganda Village Project (UVP) is a 501(c)(3) charity founded in 2003 that works closely with community-based organizations and local leaders to maximize community ownership and increase awareness and access to health services. Throughout UVP’s history, program areas have included nutrition, eye care, HIV/AIDS, malaria, WASH, reproductive health, and obstetric fistula. Key programmatic activities include: community outreaches and education events; testing, counseling, and treatment; contraceptive access; and sanitation facility construction (latrines, borehole wells, etc.). UVP also facilitates end-to-end obstetric fistula repair surgeries.