Uganda

While Uganda has worked hard in recent years to meet the health care needs of its population, many pressing challenges remain.

URC has been providing global leadership for health care improvement in Uganda beginning in 1990, first with the Quality Assurance Project I, II, and III, and then in 2007 with PEPFAR funding through the Health Care Improvement Project, which supported the Ministry of Health’s initiative to fight HIV. Over the course of six years, URC went on to roll out several more health care improvement initiatives in Uganda including Uganda: REDUCE II, Food and Nutrition Interventions (NuLife), and the Integrated Infectious Disease Capacity-Building Evaluation (IDCAP).

Since then, URC has continued its public health efforts in Uganda, applying our approaches in several areas including: quality improvement, health systems strengthening, health communication and behavior change, and research and evaluation.

 

Current Projects

Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN)
USAID
2010 to present

Production for Improved Nutrition
USAID
2012 to present

USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project | Uganda
USAID/Uganda and the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV and AIDS and the Office of Health Systems 
2012 to present

Laboratory Development and Set-up
USAID
2014 to present

Operations Research on Increasing Use of Antenatal Corticosteroids (ACS) in Uganda
Save the Children/Uganda and UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (UNCoLSC) 
2014 to present

A nutritionist assesses the nutritional status of an expectant mother at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital, Western Uganda. SUSTAIN supports integration of nutrition assessment into routine healthcare at 13 hospitals.
In Uganda, a nutritionist assesses the nutritional status of an expectant mother at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital (2014)