Saturday, May 5th, 2018
The Makerere University School of Public Health, through the European Union (EU) funded SPEED project, has launched a book on universal health coverage in Uganda. The book, titled “Universal Health Coverage in Uganda- Looking Back and Forward to Speed up the Progress”, captures the status of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) readiness and generates policy advice, cognizant of the health sector developments in the last 10 to 15 years. It is a documentation of the experiences and learning from past successes and challenges as a means to support health policy and systems developments for UHC agenda in Uganda and beyond.
SPEED is a 3.1 Million Euro project is implemented since 2015 by a number of Ugandan institutions in partnership with institutions from Belgium and South Africa (see details below) with the main aim of building capacity in policy advice, influence and analysis at the School of Public Health.
Presiding over the book launch ceremony at the Serena Hotel in Kampala, in a speech read for her by Minister of State for Primary Healthcare, Sarah Opendi, the Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, emphasised that the “book provides an in-depth understanding of the policy trade-offs, especially in resource-constrained countries like Uganda. Among others, the book provides useful advice on how to expand the fiscal space for health while leveraging health benefits from other sectors of the economy, and ways to manage the rapidly growing population and the health needs thereof”.
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