For more than 25 years, IntraHealth has collaborated with Uganda’s government and local partners—including district leaders, national health associations, health training institutions, and community groups—to strengthen the country’s health workforce and systems, improve health services, and support locally led development


Uganda has made notable progress in the past decade: decreasing poverty, reducing child mortality by half, increasing life expectancy, and almost doubling the modern contraceptive prevalence rate. Yet the country is still far from its goal of universal health coverage. IntraHealth has been working with the government and local partners to accelerate progress by increasing the number of health workers, maximizing the performance of the existing health workforce, and strengthening health service delivery to reach people most in need.

Together, we:

  • Provide high-quality integrated service delivery in health facilities and communities
  • Strengthen  district leadership and transition of service delivery to districts and local partners
  • Use the power of data to advocate for health sector funding, recruit and deploy more health workers, and reduce health worker absenteeism
  • Implement digital health solutions such as iHRIS, IntraHealth’s open source health workforce management software, and a community health worker registry
  • Employ  gender responsiveness and rights-based approaches to reduce discrimination, hold the health system accountable, and influence healthy behaviors
  • Support health training institutions to graduate more students and better prepare them for careers in health care.


Key Results

79% increase in new users of family planning in eastern Uganda.
70,000+ clients provided with antiretroviral therapy.
43,000 health workers added to increase access to services.

Selected Achievements

Rolled out Smart Paper Technology and GIS mapping to strengthen health services by eliminating data errors and backlogs and improving monitoring and reporting.
Engaged over 20,500 male partners of postpartum women through an educational game and child-spacing planning cards, contributing to 61.5% of postpartum family planning uptake in project districts.
Reduced health worker absenteeism from 50% in 2015 to 8% in 2019 using the iHRIS health workforce information system and a package of attendance-tracking tools.
Helped the government to strengthen staffing structures and information systems and add 43,000 health workers to expand access to care in 128 districts.
Contributed to Uganda’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ebola outbreak, and other threats, including supporting districts to fully vaccinate over 1,300,000 people against COVID-19.
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