SPEED is the acronym for “Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence-based Decisions” for Universal Health Coverage in Uganda. EuropeAid is funding the SPEED project in Uganda under the Support to Public Health Institute Program (EuropeAid/1351/C/ACT/Multi).
With funding to a tune of about 3.2 million Euros from the EU and close to 800,000 Euros to be contributed by partners, SPEED aims to strengthen capacity of policy analysis, advice and influence at Makerere University School of Public Health and Partner institutions and contribute to accelerating progress towards UHC and health systems resilience in Uganda.
SPEED is a strategic partnership of four Ugandan and two international institutions. In Uganda, the partner institutions are:-
1) Makerere University School of Public Health,
2) National Planning Authority,
3) Economic Policy Research Center and
4) Uganda National Health Consumers Organization.
The international partners are the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium and Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) from South Africa. The project which is being implemented for the period of 5 years aims at boosting policy analysis and influence that supports universal health coverage and health system resilience in Uganda by way of five main activity clusters – 1) strengthening resources and expertise for policy analysis; 2) knowledge generation, 3) stakeholder identification and engagements; 4) support for policy development and 5) monitoring selected policy implementation arrangements.
For more information about SPEED visit http://speed.musph.ac.ug