SURVEY TO LANDSCAPE AND IDENTIFY PRIVATE SECTOR PLAYERS IN HEALTH

There has been exponential growth of the Uganda health sector, in particular the non-state health sector. With the numerous investments and developments, has come duplication in investment and persistent gaps that are un-catered for. During the Private Sector Assessment for Uganda (2016), one key learning was the wide proliferation of information on the private health sector. Enumerators had to visit several sources to collect information to triangulate and this underscored the need for a central point of information.

The information  shared will allow us to better understand the landscape of the various non-state health sector organizations operating in health with the aim of creating an online information resource area accessible to the general public that will describe the services and activities undertaken by various private sector players. This will improve efficiency in engaging private sector players and enable information sharing for informed investment and development decisions.

UHF would like to reassure you that the information collected is to be used for knowledge sharing purposes and thus requests for your participation in the exercise and consent to share the information with parties interested in the Uganda non state health sector.

Uganda Healthcare Federation has categorized all organizations that participated in this survey under the WHO Health Systems Framework (Six World Health Organization Pillars) below;

  1. Service Delivery
  2. Health Workforce(HR)
  3. Health Information & Research
  4. Health Care Financing
  5. Medical Products, Vaccines & Technology
  6. Leadership and Governance

Health Services  Delivery; Those which deliver effective, safe, quality personal and non-personal health interventions to those who need them, when and where needed, with minimum waste of resources.

Health workforce; Those which work in ways that are responsive, fair and efficient to achieve the best health outcomes possible, given available resources and circumstances. I.e. There are sufficient numbers and mix of staff, fairly distributed; they are competent, responsive and productive.

Health information system; Those that ensures the production, analysis, dissemination and use of reliable and timely information on health determinants, health systems performance and health status.

Health financing system;  Those that raise adequate funds for health, in ways that ensure people can use needed services, and are protected from financial catastrophe or impoverishment associated with having to pay for them.

Medical products vaccines and technologies; Those that ensure equitable access to equitable access to essential medical products, vaccines and technologies of assured quality, safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness, and their scientifically sound and cost-effective use.

Leadership and governance; Those that are involved in ensuring strategic policy frameworks exist and are combined with effective oversight, coalition-building, the provision of appropriate regulations and incentives, attention to system-design, and accountability.