The Health Systems Advocacy project carried the project baseline in the month of September. The activity was led by AMREF Uganda and supplemented by partners HEPS Uganda and African cCentre for Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST). The baseline report was compiled by Samasha Medical Foundation who were the consultants contracted to carry out the baseline. Some of the baseline findings included; Insufficient budget allocations per level of health facility, weakness in the Inter-warehouse stock exchange, weak implementation of the redistribution guidelines at facility level and high levels of medicine stock outs in facilities with high demand for SRH commodities.
The Health Systems for Advocacy Partnership (HSAP) is implemented by Amref Health Africa, the African Centre for Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) and Health Action International represented by HEPS Uganda. The HSA partnership will be operating at National and district/community level. Six districts have been earmarked: Soroti, Serere (Eastern Uganda), Dokolo, Lira, (Northern Uganda), and Kabale and Kisoro (South Western Uganda).The overall goal of the HSA Partnership in Uganda is to enable communities to realize their right to the highest attainable sexual and reproductive health, crucial for equitable, sustainable and economic development. In order to achieve the above goal, the HSA Partnership aims at creating space and strengthening civil society to engage effectively with the national and district governments, the private sector and other stakeholders accountable for health systems, to deliver equitable, accessible and high-quality SRHR services. It is envisioned that the individual partners bring into the programme specific competencies and experience that would in turn be harnessed to achieve the HSAP programme goal of achieving improved SRHR through strengthened health systems.