Reducing barriers to utilizing quality healthcare

Project Title

Reducing barriers to utilizing quality health care services by the rural and urban poor in Uganda funded by Bread for the World from October 2014 (ongoing).

Project Overview

This project aimed to see families in the target communities organized in well-functioning community health financing (CHF) schemes and enjoying access to quality health care services and to see the proposed national health insurance scheme (NHIS) for Uganda foreseeing universal health coverage.

The project was funded by BftW and implemented in the Districts of Luwero, Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Masaka, and Bushenyi. It started in October 2014 and ended in December 2017.

    Project Outcomes

    In 2016, a total of 58 CHF schemes are running covering a total of 23,329 (10,522 male and 12,807 female) beneficiaries. The contracted health facilities covered 8,774 cases (7,216 out-patient and 1,558 in-patient) at a cost of Ugx259,417,834.

    A satellite office was established at Wobulenzi in Luwero district to coordinate activities aimed at covering the entire district with schemes, and operations started in Kampala and Wakiso districts.

    SHU hosted the first National Community Health Financing Conference which attracted over 100 policymakers and other stakeholders from Uganda and the rest of the East African region.