Within Ugandan policy, one general hospital is supposed to serve approximately 500,000 people, while health sub-districts administer lower-level health facilities, including health centre (HC) levels II, III, and IV.; Level II HCs are small, outpatient-only units which can provide a first dose of antibiotics to sick newborns and referrals; level III HC’s conduct births, manage new-born illness, and provide laboratory services; and Level IV HC’s function as small hospitals, which should be equipped for emergency obstetric care. Private and faith-based organisations own 41% of hospitals and 22% of lower-level HCs. Private not-for-profit facilities receive government subsidies to expand care to rural areas. The available government and government aided facilities are grossly unable to adequately service the ever increasing population (See statistics under the Health Services section)
With Hope Worldwide International Uganda’s main intervention in Uganda ‘s health system targeting improvement in the healthcare delivery, our ultimate focus in this area is providing facilities that will provide decent service to the population at no cost or at a subsidised cost.
For Hope worldwide International Uganda to effectively manage this, we have to partner with other development agencies to enable us cover many parts of the country. Therefore we call upon our dear core funders and donors, non-governmental organizations and all other partners to join hands with Hope Worldwide International Uganda to help and provide health facilities and research in Uganda.