Following decades of instability, in recent years Uganda has begun to make modest health service gains but with 87% of the population living in rural, hard-to-reach and low-resourced areas access to health care for so many is still dire.
THET’s engagement in Uganda dates back to 1991 when our founder, Sir Eldryd Parry, started teaching at Mulago Hospital and supporting the publication of medical journals. Since then our work in Uganda has hugely expanded, with 44 projects under the Health Partnership Scheme having been implemented in the country over seven years.
In May 2016, we opened our Country Office with a focus on improving the co-ordination, joint learning, and ministerial alignment of UK-Uganda health partnerships. THET Uganda also provides financial oversight and other support to the Uganda UK Health Alliance.
Aim:To contribute to the development and sustainability of the Uganda UK Health Alliance (UUKHA).
Partners: Uganda UK Health Alliance and Health Education England
THET Uganda strengthens and supports the mechanism of UUKHA, helping to ensure the sustainability of the organisation, increasing its membership, improving its communications, and providing financial management and oversight. Please see here for the UUKHA’s 2017-2018 plans.
For further information about THET’s work in Uganda, please contact our Country Programme Coordinator, Linnet Griffith-Jones.