USAID/Uganda Private Health Support Program

Location: Uganda; Africa

Through the USAID/Uganda Private Health Support (PHS) Program, one of USAID’s flagship projects in Uganda, Cardno is contributing toward a viable, cost-effective private sector for health services by strengthening private providers’ ability to contribute to the achievement of Uganda’s health goals.

This is Cardno’s third private health sector program in Uganda; it builds on the success of USAID’s Health Initiatives for the Private Sector (HIPS) and Business PART (Preventing HIV/AIDS and Accelerating Access to Antiretroviral Therapy) projects. Currently, approximately 150 private-for-profit providers, 17 private-not-for-profit facilities, and 35 faith-based community organisations are being strengthened across more than 40 districts. Components include:

  • Expanding availability of private health services through clinical and financial management training, access to finance, and service delivery grants for HIV/AIDS and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) support
  • Increasing affordability of private health services and products through public-private partnerships and market-based interventions
  • Improving quality of private health sector facilities and services through enhancing technical skills and strengthening the regulatory and policy-enabling environments

To date, nearly 315,000 individuals have received HIV testing and counselling services, 27,000 men have been circumcised, and more than US$4.3M in grants have been awarded to private health sector organizations.