Authors: Financing Alliance for Health
In 2018, the Financing Alliance for Health produced a series of fact cards providing key information on health landscapes, financing, and community health systems across eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Uganda.
In 2001, Uganda introduced Village Health Teams, or VHTs, to provide health management and home visit services. However, a lack of community participation, insufficient funding, and weak referral systems posed challenges. In 2017, the country introduced a new community health extension worker program, which sought to mobilize resources, motivate community members, and develop leadership structures. Over five years, the program aimed to add 15,000 CHEWs and cost $96 million.
Resource Topic: Community Health Workers/Volunteers, Financing
Resource Type: FAH
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)