Center for Relief Aid and Development (CERAD)

CERAD, a native non-profit organization, was established in 2018 as a philanthropic initiative aimed at assisting women, young people, and children in the domains of sexual reproductive maternal adolescent newborn child health and economic advancement.

The organization’s inception was influenced by the “maternal near miss” experiences shared by its founder and other rural women. Fully registered and operating within the jurisdiction’s legal framework, CERAD is dedicated to serving the community.

CERAD focuses on six core areas. We provide essential healthcare services, including SRMNACH and mental health, and work towards sustainable livelihoods for economic empowerment. We address WASH and climate justice, advocating for environmental health and fair climate policies. We also prioritize child protection and gender justice to foster safe and equal communities. Our efforts also include strengthening health systems for better service delivery and providing humanitarian responses during crises to maintain human dignity.

Vision & Mission

Our vision is sustainable healthcare and poverty eradication. We strive for resilient communities through improved access to quality healthcare.


We uphold integrity, accountability, open communication, and innovation as the core values guiding our actions and strategies.


CERAD is a grass-rooted NGO, established in 2018, focusing on health and economic empowerment for women, young persons, and children.

Every mother and child deserves an opportunity to access quality health care and live a dignified life. Be the life changer today.

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Our Impact

Women Screened

Women screened for cervical cancer, offering early detection and treatment options.

Mama Kits Distributed

Mama kits packaged and distributed, equipping pregnant mothers with necessities for
clean and safe delivery.

Outreaches conducted

Outreaches conducted to provide diagnostic and treatment services

Mosquito Nets Distributed

Pregnant mothers received treatment mosquito nets.

Family planning methods

Women received modern Family planning methods. 30,467 individuals received condoms to prevent STIs and unintended pregnancies

Trained Health Workers

Trained community health workers in demand creation and community-based SRH Approach.

Trained 324 health workers in provision of SRMANCH services.

Our Projects

BIONET MEDICIAL CENTER - Reach the furthest person

While a significant portion (70%) of Ugandans reside within a 5km radius of a healthcare facility, the high cost of quality medical services is an obstacle for those living on minimal income. This often leads to reliance on over-the-counter prescriptions, contributing to the development of drug resistance and a worsening prognosis of illnesses. Furthermore, the existing healthcare services often lack cultural sensitivity, making them less acceptable to marginalized and underserved populations.


Annually, it's estimated that over 6,000 women and girls succumb to complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Astonishingly, the majority of these causes are preventable. Our fragile health infrastructure fails to provide mothers and children with sufficient access to crucial, life-saving healthcare. A project like SEMEC focuses on bridging the gaps related to access to skilled birth care and delays contributing to maternal and child mortality. Over time, our community-oriented maternal and child

Our Team

CERAD Uganda is driven by a dedicated team, spearheaded by its founder, Judith Kansiime, who established the organization based on her personal experiences with maternal near misses. The board comprises professionals like Dr. Amegovu Timothy and Dr. Darlson Kwikizira, who provide valuable health insights, and Dr. Brian Emmanuel and Dr. Ariho Pauline, who contribute research expertise. This team propels CERAD’s mission to mitigate maternal and child mortality in Uganda and uplift vulnerable individuals.

Judith Kansiime

Vision Bearer

Dr. Amegovu Timothy

Board Member

Dr. Ariho Pauline

Board Member

Howell Hervey

Board Member

Dr. Darlson Kwikizira

Board Member

Dr. Brian Emmanuel

Board Member

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Nakabugo BIIRA, Sentema Road, Wakiso district.

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P.O Box

118854 Kampala

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