Programme for Nutrition and Eye Care (Uganda)
The Programme for Nutrition and Eye Care (PRONEC) champions access to affordable eye care, nutrition education and services, including for HIV/AIDS, among the rural poor in Uganda.
PRONEC was created in December 2013 and has accomplished a rigorous process to become a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Uganda.
The initiative to start PRONEC rose out of the gap for lack of optical, dental, nutritional services in the health facilities of surrounding areas and communities. Private clinics were and are still too expensive for ordinary people to afford. Eye care, dental services, and nutrition education are not addressed as a priority in the formal health settings provided for the public such as hospitals and government clinics.
This lack of resources predominantly affect poor people, who cannot afford to travel to the town centers in order to access the services they require.