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Uganda Capacity Program

IntraHealth is leading a five-year, $11 million USAID-funded program to build the capacity of Ugandan institutions to plan for, develop, and strengthen the management of their health care workforce. Building on the success of the IntraHealth-led Capacity Project, IntraHealth is working with the Ministry of Health, other line ministries, and professional councils and will also be collaborating with Makerere University School of Public Health, Mbarara University, Gulu University, and the Uganda Management Institute.

Launched in 2009, the initiative focuses on:

  • Enhancing capacity for human resources for health (HRH) policy and planning
  • Strengthening HRH systems for improved health care quality
  • Improving health workforce management practices.  

The program aims to meet its objectives through the following strategies:

  • Strengthening local institutions, including its local project partners
  • Partnering with key stakeholders including central and district governments, professional councils and associations, and local universities
  • Cultivating synergistic relationships with other donors active in HRH, including other USAID implementing partners
  • Institutionalizing and nationally scaling up the most promising HRH practices
  • Addressing gender discrimination to create the greatest possible pool of health and social welfare workers available to meet Uganda’s critical workforce shortages.


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