Our Approach

The organisation has adopted participatory interactive community managed approaches in the delivery of its services. PACHEDO is promoting inclusive, preventive and curative interventions to support communities in managing their own development and reconstruction processes.

Our beneficiaries specifically include: vulnerable children, women, unemployed youth and men exposed to violence and exclusion, the mentally ill, persons living with HIV & AIDS, adolescents with reproductive health challenges, older persons and persons with disabilities.

Community Health

1. Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

Bio Psychosocial Approach in the delivery of mental health and psychosocial support to the most vulnerable conflict, post-conflict recovering and disaster-affected communities of Northern and North Eastern Uganda. The approach focuses on integrated biomedical and psychosocial support interventions (preventive and curative).

Mental Health Gap Action Programm (MHGAP) is an approach supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and implemented by PACHEDO.

2. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and school based approaches in promoting good sanitation and hygiene in changing positive attitudes and behaviours in construction, maintenance and adoption of good sanitation and hygiene practices in households, at public places such as schools, markets etc.

PACHEDO facilitates Community Health Diagnosis (CHD) for WASH participatory needs assessment.

Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods

PACHEDO has adopted Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), Agroprocessing and Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) approaches, a community driven initiative — focussing on farmers and integrated ecological agriculture — that empowers farmers to take a lead role in building their resilience and adaptation to climate change, sustainably increase their productivity and meaningfully contribute to the mitigation of climate change and enhance the achievement of food security, and delivers environmental benefits for improved community livelihoods. The local communities are given an opportunity to conduct community in ward reflection, enabling them to assess and understand their own situations, generate action plans and fully participate in action plan implementation.

Social Protection

Community Support Structures Strengthening Model (CSSSM) has been adopted and promoted by PACHEDO through interactive learning and support sessions. Through this approach, PACHEDO has been able to build the capacity of the informal support structures in the community and in institutions to enhance service delivery in building sufficient community based safety nets and support systems skills in areas of social protection interventions such as promotion and protection of the rights of the vulnerable children, women, elderly, and disabled.