Cost Pricing of  Drugs and Structural framework for health care delivery.

Cost Pricing of  Drugs and Structural framework for health care delivery in uganda.  Health services in Uganda are delivered through public sector and private providers specifically the private not for profit (PNFP) and private health practitioners (PHP). Public health services are by policy provided free of charge but fall short of meeting the health needs … Continue reading Cost Pricing of  Drugs and Structural framework for health care delivery.

Role of non-state actors in health delivery

Role of non-state actors in health delivery

Non-state actors play an important role in the delivery of health services in developing counties (Bennet et al., 2005). When they have a health problem, most people in the third world first visit private healthcare providers – private-not-for-profit (PNFP) and private health practitioners (PHP), including traditional healers – because they are seen to be more … Continue reading Role of non-state actors in health delivery

Survey Findings on a Drug Access System in Uganda 2019

This survey was conducted basing from the different reviews of the doctors  and patient. Pateint's Review Ivan Kaddua Patient at Mulago Hospital Ivan gets treatment from department of Nerual in Mulago. Early in the morning doctors come and do medical check up at 8.30 to 10:30 then prescribe medecine for the pateints depending the condition … Continue reading Survey Findings on a Drug Access System in Uganda 2019

Role of Pharmaceutical companies in the digital health industry of Uganda

Role of Pharmaceutical companies in the digital health industry of Uganda Digital health is on the rise. Just last year 2018 $7.9 billion dollars were invested in 585 digital health companies. It’s clearly the way forward, offering better patient outcomes, lower costs and broader consumer access to care. Pharmaceutical companies are eager to join the … Continue reading Role of Pharmaceutical companies in the digital health industry of Uganda

Challenges faced by mHealth Technologies in Uganda

 Almost 24.8m or 70.9 per cent of Ugandans own mobile phones, a report by the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U), has revealed. The report dubbed the National IT Survey 2017/2018, sampled 2,700 people among government ministries, departments, agencies, local governments and households across the country in 2017. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) 2014 Access … Continue reading Challenges faced by mHealth Technologies in Uganda

What are the Benefits of Using Mobile Phones in Health Service Delivery of Uganda

Through the  National ICT Policy, the government of Uganda considered the incorporation of ICTs into the health sector. ICT tools include mobile phones, computers, tablets, etc. The Government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Health (MoH)’s 4Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) III, also embraced ICT as a key tool for enhancing the quality of health … Continue reading What are the Benefits of Using Mobile Phones in Health Service Delivery of Uganda

Evidence from the field (health facility case studies) in Uganda

In terms of scope, the four districts covered per region are; Mbale (Eastern region), Gulu (Northern region), Kabarole (Western region), and Kampala (Central region). These are districts identified for potential pilot or trial of a comprehensive and integrated digitalized medical record system by Infotower East Africa/Uganda. High volume health facilities (hospitals – both referral and … Continue reading Evidence from the field (health facility case studies) in Uganda

How negligence got Jinja Hospital in two-day power blackout

Over the weekend, Jinja Referral hospital was in total blackout, with several departments paralysed and patients being turned away to private facilities if they are to receive any medical attention. The situation followed the hospital running out of electricity credit on Saturday December 8, 2018. According to confidential reports obtained by Nile Post, Jinja Hospital … Continue reading How negligence got Jinja Hospital in two-day power blackout

Factors influencing adoption of EMR systems in developing country setting

Adoption of EMR is a major challenge not only in developing countries, but also in some developed countries. For example, only 9% of hospitals in the USA had adopted electronic medical record keeping by 2008. In India, adoption is relatively higher, with 60% of hospitals using electronic medical record keeping in surgery room (Kalogriopoulos et … Continue reading Factors influencing adoption of EMR systems in developing country setting

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Efficiency in service delivery at health facility level: Service time

As clients (patients) visit health facilities to seek for healthcare, most times they are not served immediately. In most instances, the patients have to follow some queues in order to reach the points of service delivery such as clerking, clinician’s rooms, laboratory, and dispensing (pharmacy). We capture this as waiting time, in each key service … Continue reading Efficiency in service delivery at health facility level: Service time