Empowering communities to play a role in ensuring access to quality health services in Uganda
HEPS-Uganda will implement a two-year project in Kiboga and Lira. With the prime aim of improving citizens’ access to quality health services, the project will use TRAC FM’s methodology to facilitate dialogue among citizens and engagement with local government leaders.
Working with national level CSOs and coalitions, concerted effort will also be geared at advancing policy advocacy initiatives at the national level. The aim is to reduce bottlenecks and hiccups affecting health service delivery at the local level.
HEPS-Uganda will kick start a national level process to establish a parliamentary forum on Health that will rally members of Parliament to influence the needed policy changes in health service delivery especially addressing the health budget.
This project will continue to work with community monitors and members within the existing governance structures of Health Unit Management Committees (HUMCs), District Health Teams (DHT) and local councilors at both sub-county and district levels.
At national level, HEPS-Uganda will work with other CSOs and the Parliamentary committee on Health to ignite a process to establish a Parliamentary Forum on Health. HEPS-Uganda will continue to work in 5 sub counties in Kiboga and 5 in Lira (2 previous and 3 new sub counties). Given the redesign of the DFID funded ACT-Health project, HEPS-Uganda will strategically select 3 new sub counties in Lira to avoid duplication but also increase coverage.
About HEPS-UgandaThe Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development (HEPS-UGANDA) is a health and human rights non-governmental organization which envisions a society in which all Ugandans can exercise their health rights and responsibilities. Established in the year 2000, HEPS-Uganda is a coalition of health consumers, health practitioners, CSO’s and CBOs that works to ensure equitable access to health services with special focus on access to medicines for all Ugandans.
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