How then can we have a complete loop digitalized system that can collect health data from different levels of health care givers into a common pool, where it can be analysed and interpreted in real time to offer quick decision-making? How can this information be shared with other relevant authorities like police, immigration and other … Continue reading How can we accelerate and prioritize digitization efforts for improved health in Uganda?
Providing health care in rural regions presents unique challenges. For some patients, the closest doctor may be a two-hour drive. Clinicians seeking an expert consult may find there’s no appropriate specialist within 200 miles. And vast distance can hinder the dissemination of best practices and coordination of care. At Bunoga HC 111, one of the largest … Continue reading Using Technology to Improve Rural Health Care in Uganda
Health equity refers to the study and causes of differences in the quality of health and healthcare across different populations. Health equity is different from health equality, as it refers only to the absence of disparities in controllable or remediable aspects of health. It is not possible to work towards complete equality in health, as … Continue reading What is Health equity ?
A health system, also sometimes referred to as health care system is the organization of people, institutions, and resources that deliver health care services to meet the health needs of target populations. Health systems must be seen in terms of their goals, which include not only health improvement, but also equity, responsiveness to legitimate expectations, respect of dignity, and fair financing, among others; Health … Continue reading What to Consider when developing a Health Care System?
I would argue that most people want a health care system where they can get timely access to high-quality, affordable care and one that also promotes innovation of new tests and treatments. But underlying these sentiments are a lot of important issues that need unpacking. First, what does it mean to be able to access … Continue reading what do we want from a health care system?
We’ve learned a few important lessons on how to deal with infrastructure challenges in Uganda, and have identified where sustainable investments can make a long-term difference. We need to focus on these areas: leveraging digital technologies, and improving knowledge, skills and resources. Digital technologies We’ve seen that mobile phones have been particularly beneficial where infrastructure … Continue reading Ways to improve healthcare in Uganda