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  • URCS Vision
    URCS Vision Posted, 01 May 2021 | Charity

    A partner of Choice in Uganda in Saving Lives, Building Resilient Communities, and Promoting Human Dignity.

  • URCS Mission
    URCS Mission Posted, 01 May 2021 | Charity

    To fulfill the URCS mandate and obligation in delivering quality and sustainable humanitarian assistance.

  • Our Core Values
    Our Core Values Posted, 01 May 2021 | Charity

    These are based on the seven Principles of the Movement. The core values are:

    Professionalism, Integrity, Value for people, Accountability and Equity ...read more

     





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Sanitary Pad Manufacturing Plant Set to Improve the Lives of 50,000 Ugandan girls and women

Up to 50,000 Ugandan lives will be significantly improved after the Ugandan Red Cross Society partnered with a UK charitable foundation to build a manufacturing plant for re-usable sanitary pads. Thanks to significant grant funding from the Randal Charitable Foundation the plant in Namakwa, Mukono district of Uganda, will also create employment opportunities for over 200 vulnerable girls and women who will be trained to make and market the pads. Once fully established the plant will manufacture 200,000 re-usable pads per year, which is an equivalent of 50,000 4-pad packs. Around 20 percent of the pads will be given to 10,000 vulnerable girls in-school free of charge. The remaining 80 percent will be commercialised to 40,000 girls and women in the wider community at a subsidised price, which will ensure the long-term sustainability of the manufacturing facility. Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL, Founder and Chair of Trustees of the Randal Charitable Foundation, said: “Our mission is to directly save and significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable in society in the UK and globally. “This project is so beneficial to the community because without access to high quality sanitary pads and toilets, or washrooms for changing, many girls and women are not able to go far from their homes. “The consequence of this is that they often cannot attend school, and in many cases become trapped in their homes unable to earn a living to support their families. “We are delighted with our partnership with the Ugandan Red Cross Society because the manufacturing facility will have the dual benefits of ensuring girls are able to stay in school to gain a good education, and in many cases a future free of extreme poverty. It will also deliver sustainable skilled employment to the women and girls involved in the production and sale of the pads.”

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Uganda Red Cross Society community-based approaches see Uganda pass the 7th wave of the Ebola Viral Disease.

The Ministry of Health together with the World Health Organization, declared Uganda Ebola Free on 11th, January,2023. “We have successfully controlled the spread of Ebola in Uganda and we now declare Uganda Ebola outbreak free.” Said Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, the Health Minister in Uganda while addressing the public in Mubende District. The Minister also added that Ebola has been with us for 113 days since the outbreak 55 people have died, including at least six health workers. Uganda Red Cross Society Interventions. With support from partners; International Federation of the Red cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Program (WFP), ECHO, ICRC under the coordination of the the Ministry of Health (M.O.H), Uganda Red Cross Society has responded to the Ebola viral Disease in the Mubende, Kasanda, Kyegegwa, Masaka and Jinja Districts through implementing different activities under the following pillars:

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Uganda Red Cross Society Joins Partners to Launch the First 2023 Blood Donation Drive.

Uganda Red Cross Society in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom and the Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS), launched a blood donation drive in Kyadondo. The event aimed at ensuring that there’s a continued bridged blood gap in the country was at Bulange Mengo, the main administrative block of Buganda Kingdom. The Chief Guest, Omulangira Crispin Jjunju who represented Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, called upon the public to donate blood. In his address, Jjunju highlighted that, “it is such a great honor to see the people of Buganda Kingdom donating blood in large numbers to save lives.” He further noted how the initiative will help reduce blood shortage in hospitals. The Chairman Central Governing Board Uganda Red Cross Society, Dr. Khalid Kirundi, while addressing guests at Bulange, thanked the Kabaka of Buganda for being a blood champion who cares for the health of the people of Buganda and Uganda at large. He also thanked the religious leaders for being instrumental in mobilizing voluntary donors and for joining this noble cause. “Blood remains a major need for anyone to keep alive,” he noted. The 1st Deputy prime (Katikkiro) of Buganda, Dr. Hajji. Twaha Kawase who represented his superior, thanked the stakeholders for responding to the Kabaka’s call to donate blood. Kawase further emphasized that regardless of religion, tribe, age or political affiliations, it’s everyone’s responsibility to fight blood shortage in the country. He thanked the Uganda Red Cross Society, Kabaka Foundation, Uganda Blood Transfusion Services, CBS FM, and BBS television for being at the forefront of mobilizing and collecting blood. Other stakeholders that have joined the drive are religious leaders, taxi drivers, Boda boda riders among others.

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Uganda Red Cross launches campaign to support a girl child stay in school.

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports on the 28th March launched a Country wide initiative dubbed“Keep A Girl in School” aimed at improving Menstrual Health Management among primary and secondary school going adolescent girls and young women.

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12
Feb2022

MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides

MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides

Charles Komakech from the Office of the Prime Minister making his remarks during the Cheque hand over. MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides and floods affected...

24
Mar2022

Diamond Trust Bank Uganda and URCS Join Hands To Save More Lives in Ugnda

Diamond Trust Bank Uganda and URCS Join Hands To Save More Lives in Ugnda

Diamond Trust Bank Uganda (DTBU) has signed a three (3) years humanitarian partnership with Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) aimed at saving lives. The partnership was entered today with a...

11
Jul2022

Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), RedCross Collect 1,039 Units Of Blood In Honour Of World Blood Donor Day

Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), RedCross Collect 1,039 Units Of Blood In Honour Of World Blood Donor Day

SP. Kawuma Nsereko, Dr. Olaro, Dr. Josephine from URCS, and a team from Nile Breweries during the World blood donor celebrations day at City Square. Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), Uganda’s...

08
Oct2022

Uganda Red Cross in the Ebola Response, September 2022

Uganda Red Cross in the Ebola Response, September 2022

Response team in community (madudu), ready to conduct safe and dignified burial On 20 September 2022, Uganda health authorities declared an outbreak of Ebola viral disease, caused by Sudan virus,...

21
Oct2022

Ebola outbreak in Mubende District

Ebola outbreak in Mubende District

URCS volunteers undergoing a Safe and Dignified Burial training in Mubende district On 20th September 2022, the Ministry of Health (MoH) declared an Ebola outbreak in Mubende District located in...

06
Jan2023

Uganda Red Cross Society joins Partners to launch the first 2023 blood donation drive

Uganda Red Cross Society joins Partners to launch the first 2023 blood donation drive

Blood donor Recruitment Manager Uganda Red Cross Society Sara Mutegombwa (Left) hands over a blood donation T shirt to Prince Jjunju after the launch Uganda Red Cross Society in partnership...

13
Jan2023

Uganda Red Cross Society community-based approaches see Uganda pass the 7th wave of the Ebola Viral Disease.

Uganda Red Cross Society community-based approaches see Uganda pass the 7th wave of the Ebola Viral Disease.

The Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng addressing the public at mayor’s. gardens in Mubende District during the Public declaration for the end of Ebola in Uganda on 11th...

17
Jan2023

Sanitary Pad Manufacturing Plant Set to Improve the Lives of 50,000 Ugandan girls and women

Sanitary Pad Manufacturing Plant Set to Improve the Lives of 50,000 Ugandan girls and women

Students (girls) from selected Government aided school, Mackay College School Nateete making a presentation to the invited guests at the launch of the Keep A Girl In School Campaign in...

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MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides

MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides

Saturday, 12 February 2022 16:21

Charles Komakech from the Office of the Prime Minister making his remarks during the Cheque hand over. MTN Foundation Joins Uganda Red Cross to support Kisoro mudslides and floods affected...

Diamond Trust Bank Uganda and URCS Join Hands To Save More Lives in Ugnda

Diamond Trust Bank Uganda and URCS Join Hands To Save More Lives in Ugnda

Thursday, 24 March 2022 08:37

Diamond Trust Bank Uganda (DTBU) has signed a three (3) years humanitarian partnership with Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) aimed at saving lives. The partnership was entered today with a...

Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), RedCross Collect 1,039 Units Of Blood In Honour Of World Blood Donor Day

Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), RedCross Collect 1,039 Units Of Blood In Honour Of World Blood Donor Day

Monday, 11 July 2022 10:34

SP. Kawuma Nsereko, Dr. Olaro, Dr. Josephine from URCS, and a team from Nile Breweries during the World blood donor celebrations day at City Square. Nile Breweries Limited (NBL), Uganda’s...

Uganda Red Cross in the Ebola Response, September 2022

Uganda Red Cross in the Ebola Response, September 2022

Saturday, 08 October 2022 22:34

Response team in community (madudu), ready to conduct safe and dignified burial On 20 September 2022, Uganda health authorities declared an outbreak of Ebola viral disease, caused by Sudan virus,...

Ebola outbreak in Mubende District

Ebola outbreak in Mubende District

Friday, 21 October 2022 16:57

URCS volunteers undergoing a Safe and Dignified Burial training in Mubende district On 20th September 2022, the Ministry of Health (MoH) declared an Ebola outbreak in Mubende District located in...

Uganda Red Cross Society joins Partners to launch the first 2023 blood donation drive

Uganda Red Cross Society joins Partners to launch the first 2023 blood donation drive

Friday, 06 January 2023 18:35

Blood donor Recruitment Manager Uganda Red Cross Society Sara Mutegombwa (Left) hands over a blood donation T shirt to Prince Jjunju after the launch Uganda Red Cross Society in partnership...

Uganda Red Cross Society community-based approaches see Uganda pass the 7th wave of the Ebola Viral Disease.

Uganda Red Cross Society community-based approaches see Uganda pass the 7th wave of the Ebola Viral Disease.

Friday, 13 January 2023 13:41

The Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng addressing the public at mayor’s. gardens in Mubende District during the Public declaration for the end of Ebola in Uganda on 11th...

Sanitary Pad Manufacturing Plant Set to Improve the Lives of 50,000 Ugandan girls and women

Sanitary Pad Manufacturing Plant Set to Improve the Lives of 50,000 Ugandan girls and women

Tuesday, 17 January 2023 20:39

Students (girls) from selected Government aided school, Mackay College School Nateete making a presentation to the invited guests at the launch of the Keep A Girl In School Campaign in...

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