Uganda

ACS supported a multi-sectoral approach to the creation of an action-oriented universal health coverage (UHC) roadmap in Uganda.
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MilestonesFlag of Uganda

  • Facilitated an inclusive, multi-sectoral dialogue through an inter-ministerial committee that developed the UHC roadmap
  • Supported the development of a popular version of the UHC roadmap to increase its accessibility
  • Established a systematic documentation mechanism to capture the roadmap development process, a methodology currently implemented by all ACS country teams

Focus Areas

  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Health financing

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Uganda: ACS Country Report

Barbara O'Hanlon, Nicole Davis, Oko Igado, Danielle Bloom
March 2018
ACS, Research & Learning, Reports, Health and Financing, Health Systems Strengthening, Universal Health Coverage, Uganda

Background

There was broad interest in Uganda for the ACS approach. The country had elements of UHC embedded in many policies but no over-arching implementing framework that pulled all of the pieces together. In addition, there were many dialogues underway, but few included the full range of stakeholders important to realize UHC goals. Finally, a roadmap for moving forward UHC-related strategies was not currently place.

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Overview

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When ACS began work in Uganda, the country’s main priorities were to create a UHC roadmap and a discussion platform to convene the right group of people from different sectors. Through multi-sectoral convening of ministries, particularly the Ministry of Health, the community, civil society, governmental departments and agencies, universities, and development partners, Uganda’s roadmap to UHC was created to guide the country forward and ensure accountability.

Uganda’s Multi-Sectoral Approach

Early on, Uganda recognized the importance of taking a multi-sectoral approach to creating its UHC roadmap. Instead of being written by particular ministries, departments and/or development partners, Uganda committed to inviting a diverse array of stakeholders to the table—universities, private sector, the community, civil society—to ensure the roadmap reflected diverse perspectives and ideas, and recognized and addressed many priorities. It was challenging to congregate so many different voices, but the ultimate benefit was a more representative path forward which supports different sectors contributing to the country’s efforts towards UHC.

Team Profile

Grace Kiwanuka

Executive Director, Uganda Healthcare Federation
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Edward Owino

Health Financing Program Officer

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Youth Engagement: Namibia

September 2020
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Youth Engagement: Namibia

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Analyse succincte de la mise en œuvre du mouvement COMVID COVID-19 dans la ville de Ouagadougou : Acquis, défis, leçons apprises et perspectives

Joël Arthur KIENDREBEOGO, Orokia SORY, Charlemagne TAPSOBA, Yamba KAFANDO
Juin 2020
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A brief analysis of the implementation of the COMVID COVID-19 movement in the city of Ouagadougou: Achievements, challenges, lessons learned, and perspectives

Joël Arthur KIENDREBEOGO, Orokia SORY, Charlemagne TAPSOBA, Yamba KAFANDO
June 2020
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ACS Announces CERRHUD As A New Institutional Partner

August 2020
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Defining universal health coverage in Uganda

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Policy learning and Universal Health Coverage in low- and middle-income countries

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Voices Inspiring Change: the pioneer Josephine Angula

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Namibia: Lessons learned in designing a package of HIV/AIDS services for epidemic control

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Achieving institutionalization of resource tracking by combining methodologies for health and HIV: The Namibian experience

July 2020
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Namibia: How to design a package of HIV/AIDS services

June 2020
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ACS Team in Namibia Wins International AIDS Society Prize for Young Investigators

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Abstract: Maintaining epidemic control in Namibia: designing the optimal package. Lessons from ACS support to the Namibian Government

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The Coaching Approach: Creating a Movement to Improve Technical Assistance to Countries

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Namibia Resource Tracking Report 2017-2018

Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services
April 2020
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Le maillon manquant dans la riposte de l’Afrique au COVID-19.docx

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What steps has Uganda taken to advance towards universal health coverage (UHC)

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What steps has Uganda taken to advance towards universal health coverage

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The importance of the Accountability Learning Collaborative for advancing UHC

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What is the role of the community in supporting accountability of policy makers

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The different actors and skillsets needed to support movement UHC in sub-Saharan Africa

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Why is accountability important to advancing UHC and how youth can be included in the dialogue

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The importance of involving community members in designing accountability measures for UHC

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Why the role of health care actors are as critical as experts to enhancing accountability for UHC

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The role artists and activists play in sharing information about UHC to their audiences

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ACS: Why achieving universal health coverage is important for Uganda

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Uganda: The Voices of Civil Society

June 2020
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The creation of the COMVID COVID-19 social movement

ACS, Briefs, Universal Health Coverage, Burkina Faso

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World Health Day 7 April 2019

Hon. Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng
April 2019
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ACS: Why youth are critical to advancing universal health coverage

ACS, Multimedia, Universal Health Coverage, Youth, Uganda

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Josephine’s Story: Living Without Universal Health Coverage

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The ACS project took time to Pause and Learn from its first start-up year, as it ramps up its work in year two.

Karen Louise Boothe
February 2019
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Community Engagement Matters: Raising up “Vital Voices” is Critical to Making UHC a Reality

Karen Louise Boothe
April 2018
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Progressing toward Universal Health Coverage: Perceptions, Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation

Andrea Thoumi and Nicole Davis
August 2018
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Reflections on Year 1 and Looking Toward Year 2- Allison Kelley ACS Project Director

Allison Gamble Kelley
January 2019
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Voices Inspiring Change – The Veteran: Ludwig Beukes

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Voices Inspiring Change – The Activist: Luciano Kambala

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Voices Inspiring Change– The Feminist: Irene Garoës

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COVID-19 and sub-Saharan Africa

March 17, 2020
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The Untapped Potential of Universal Health Coverage Policy dialogue

Sarah Bond, Kéfilath Bello, andrea Thoumi
Nov. 2019
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Key Messaging on the Coaching, Mentoring and Facilitation Approach for Health Systems Strengthening

ACS, SPARC, HSSA
2019
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ACS Consultation Phase Findings

Andrea Thoumi, Nicole Davis, Kathleen Axelrod, Juliana Hagembe
Jun. 2018
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Landscape of Sustainability and Universal Health Coverage Activities in Namibia

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January 2019
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Sustainability framework for the HIV/AIDS response in Namibia

Republic of Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services
August 2019
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The ACS Project: Namibia

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November 2019
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Summary of press conference on health insurnace of “ARCH project”

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March 2020
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Landscape Analysis Botswana

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Accountability Collaborative: Core Group Meeting

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Apr. 2019
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Accountability Learning Collaborative Core Group Meeting Report

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Apr. 2020
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Accountability Efforts to Date – December 2019 Update

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Dec. 2019
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ACS Overview

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Jan. 2020
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ACS Consultation Phase Overview

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2018
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Burkina Faso: Rapport de Consultation

Joël Arthur Kiendrébéogo
March 2018
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Nigeria: ACS Country Report

Theresa Effa, Trufena Ogol, Juliana Hagembe, Ben Mbaya
Mar. 2018
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Senegal: ACS Country Report

Jean-Paul Dossou
Mar. 2018
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Tanzania: ACS Country Report

Patricia Odero, Nicole Davis, Kathleen Axelrod, Katie Van Es
Mar. 2018
ACS, Research & Learning, Reports, Health and Financing, HIV/AIDS, Universal Health Coverage

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Uganda: ACS Country Report

Barbara O'Hanlon, Nicole Davis, Oko Igado, Danielle Bloom
March 2018
ACS, Research & Learning, Reports, Health and Financing, Health Systems Strengthening, Universal Health Coverage, Uganda

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3 shifts are needed in the global health community’s support for health financing to advance UHC

Allison Kelley, Cheryl Cashin
Feb. 2018
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Universal Health Coverage: Overall Human Well-Being Depends On It: Josephine, a Vital Voices for UHC

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September 2018
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ACS’s support to a health insurance pilot for the most vulnerable

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March 2020
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Technical assistance: New thinking on an old problem

Marcus Cox, Gemma Norrington-Davies
Jan. 2019
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Africa youth leadership: Building local leaders to solve global challenges

Landry Signé
Mar. 2019
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Embedded health service development and researcxh: why and how to do it (a ten-stage guide)

John Walley, Mohammad Amir Khan, Sophie Witter, Rumana Haque, James Newell and Xiaolin Wei
2018
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What, why and how do health systems learn from one another? Insights from eight low- and middle-income country case studies

Sophie Witter, Ian Anderson, Peter Annear, Abiodun Awosusi, Nitin N. Bhandari, Nouria Brikci, Blandine Binachon, Tata Chantiridze, Katherine Gilbert, Charity Jenson, Tomas Lievens, Barbara McPake, Snehashish Raichowdhury & Alex Jones
Jan. 2019
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Strengthening Mentoring in Low- and Middle-inCome Countries to Advance Global Health Research: An Overview

Andres G. Lescano, Craig R. Cohen, Tony Raj, Laetitia Rispel, Patricia J. Garcia, Joseph R. Zunt, Davidson H. Hamer, Douglas C. Heimburger, Benjamin H. Chi, Albert I. Ko, Elizabeth A. Bukusi
Jan. 2019
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Opinion: Achieving UHC in Africa requires focus and collaboration from the private sector

Carla Kriwet, Githinji Gitahi
Jan. 2019
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Assessing the feasibility and appropriateness of introducing a national health insurance scheme in Malawi

Adrian Gheorghe, Kai Straehler-Pohl, Dominic Nkhoma, Wathando Mughandira, Denis Garand, Deliwe Malema, Alexandra Murray-Zmijewski, Andrew Kardan & Tomas Lievens
May. 2019
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The future of aid: How the global development business is evolving

George Ingram
May. 2019
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Ownership of health financing policies in low-income countries: a journey with more than one pathway

Joël Arthur Kiendrébéogo and Bruno Meessen
2019
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4 Practical Ways to Shift Power and Resources to Grassroots Movements

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Nov. 2019
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Why We Lie About Aid- Development and the Messy Politics of Change

Pablo Yanguas
Feb. 2018
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Examining Civil Society Legitimacy

Saskia Brechenmacher, Thomas Carothers
May. 2018
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What’s In, What’s Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage

Amanda Glass, Ursula Giedion, and Peter C. Smith
Oct. 2017
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Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report

World Health Organization & The World Bank
2017
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Universal Health Coverage Advocacy Guide

UHC 2030 International Health Partnership
Mar. 2017
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Health Workers: Keeping communities healthy

Karen Louise Boothe
April 3, 2019
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The Social Realities of Knowledge for Development: Sharing Lessons of Improving Development Processes with Evidence

Institute of Development Studies
March 2018
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