Health Systems Advocacy Project in Partnership with Amref Health Africa

Kabale Women in Development celebrates partnering with Amref Health Africa in implementing a Health Systems Advocacy Project (HSAP) with funding from Netherlands from 2016-20121.

HSAP aims at improving adequate health care through advocating for adequate Human Resource for Health (HRH) and access to Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) commodities in Kabale district. It is being implemented in the sub counties of Rubaya, Kamuganguzi, Kitumba, Kaharo, Buhara, Kyanamira and Maziba.
The overall project goal is to enable communities realize their right to the highest attainable sexual and reproductive health, crucial for equitable, sustainable economic development.

Projct inception meeting at Maziba sub county headquarters

Objectives;
1. Uganda government adopts and implements effective policies on HRH and SRH commodities that meet international standards and reflect local priorities.
2. Increased stakeholder engagement in policy dialogues and increased commitment of policy makers to realize adequate HRH and access to SRH commodities
3. CSO, multi -stakeholder networks, community structures and health stewards have the capacity to advocate for SRH commodities and adequate HRH.

 

The HSAP project predicts that effective and sustainable change can be achieved by having an effective partnership among like-minded organizations, institutions, communities and individuals that peruse the attainment of the highest possible status of sexual reproductive health.

The project theory of change presupposes that when communities are provided with information on their health rights, responsibilities, the existing government policies and commitments on SRH and HRH, they will be in position to claim their right to health. In addition, when health stewards are availed with SRH commodities and HRH policies and are equipped with leadership skills to participate in health planning for SRH commodities and HRH, they will be responsive and accountable to community members who are the final consumers of SRH commodities and services.

Amref Health Africa’s Tibawala Edward ( (3rd from right) at an Entry meeting for HSAP in Maziba

The key method for achieving this change is the creation of a dialogue among community members, health staff and to enable decision makers to deliberate and take action to support the operationalization existing policies relating to HRH and SRH.

The HSAP project will therefore explore the interconnected issues of empowerment, accountability, practices and policy implementation and contribute towards policy influencing to improve Human Resources for Health and availability and access to SRH commodities in the country.

Together, we can streamline health systems to improve service delivery in the catchment area

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