The Ministry of Health (MoH), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank Group’s Health in Africa Initiative (HIA) and the Global Financing Facility (GFF), commissioned an assessment of the private health sector in Uganda (PSA). The USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program assisted the MoH to carry out the PSA. The PSA aims to generate and consolidate data on private sector activities into a single document to better understand the relevance of the private sector in the Ugandan health system. An appreciation of the private health sector’s size and scope will guide MoH policy and planning and donor programming to better harness all resources — public and private alike – to help Uganda achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

The objectives of the assessment are:

  • To document and develop a comprehensive understanding of private sector activities throughout the health system in Uganda
  • To identify potential areas for the Ugandan private health sector to contribute to MoH’s goal and objectives as outlined in Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP) 2015/16-2019/20.
  • To propose a road map to harness private sector potential to address a select number of strategic health service areas and/or systems gaps as outlined in the MoH Public-Private-Partnership Policy and Strategy.
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