Ssozi Eddy is one of our dedicated community health workers (CHW). He is from Kimwanyi Village in Nakaseke District.
Ssozi began working with ACCESS in 2005 when it was initially called NACODI (Nakaseke Community Development Initiative). Since that time, he has donated countless hours taking on a leadership role in the development of the community health worker program, overseeing community health outreach in two counties, and visiting the people of Nakaseke in homes, clinics, schools and fields. Ssozi has become well known in the community for his enthusiasm and commitment to connecting the people of Nakaseke to care and resources.
He was recently given a motorcycle to increase his scope and reach within the community!
Sozzi describes his role as a CHW:
“I act as an ACCESS health ambassador in my community Kimwanyi Nakaseke sub-county teaching home based care, counseling people with HIV and AIDS, monitoring ACCESS O.V.C’s (orphans and other vulnerable children), carrying out first Aid services and referring patients to Nakaseke Hospital.
I have developed friendships with community members, created income earning opportunity for O.V.Cs with ACCESS income-generating projects.We have witnessed lives of those with HIV improve when they respond to medication. We encouraged improved hygiene and advice the community members set up gardens.”
We appreciate Ssozi’s commitment to ACCESS and tireless dedication to the people of Nakaseke. It is through his work, along with the other CHWs, that ACCESS reaches the community and empowers the people of Nakaseke.
Thank you, Ssozi!