Integrated Health and Development Initiative (IHDI) is a non-denominational and charitable Non-governmental organization that was formed in 2013 by a group of youths with its headquarters in Arua district. The main aim was to empower the youths to become frontiers of national health and development agenda. It became registered as a Community-based Organization (CBO) with Arua district local government in 2014 with registration number 503/1549 renewed in 2017. In 2018 the organization was upgraded from CBO to NGO and got registered with new name of the integrated health and development initiative (IHDI) to better reflect the blending of health and development for all thematic areas.
The vision of IHDI is a healthy and productive population for sustainable economic growth.
Our mission is to empower communities by creating awareness about diseases of public health importance, implementing high impact and evidence-based disease prevention and control measures and subsequently reduce morbidity among communities to be able to lead productive socioeconomic lives.
Our work is defined by team work, respect, excellence and innovation, accountability and transparency shortened as
The objects for which IHDI was established are summarized under each thematic area; Health for All To improve access and quality of health care service delivery among key populations; the primary areas of health are inclusive of: Maternal, Reproductive and child health,
Youth friendly life skills development services for youth in school and out of school, Health promotion and nutrition, Environmental health, Water and sanitation, One Health (Human, domestic and wild health integration) and General clinical outreach programme. Development for All To strengthen the socioeconomic power of vulnerable community members through skills development, training and entrepreneurship for example in agribusiness, tailoring, and vocational trainings.
To promote access to quality education with special focus on girl child and early child hood development. To carry out research and publication for evidenced-based programming and policy formulation