The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. The IRC has been working in Uganda for over sixteen years initially providing basic health services to those displaced by the war in northern Uganda back in 1998.
Despite progress over the last decade, Uganda's achievement of key health indicators, including for HIV and AIDS, remains unsatisfactory and continues to represent leading causes of morbidity and mortality.
Uganda's aim to strengthen and scale up its HIV and AIDS response to reduce new infections and achieve ‘a population free of HIV and its effects’ is undermined by low utilization of health services and perceived low quality of healthcare. A key element of quality service delivery and demand is a well performing and well trained health workforce
This year’s Africa DATA Report focuses on a critical building block of development investment: health. Perhaps no other intervention is so critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Health and nutrition interventions save lives; they also help to achieve better educational outcomes, build a more productive workforce and drive economic gains. For Africa, a continent with a burgeoning youth population, there will need to be an increased focus on investing in human capital to drive greater development progress.
The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources is now available. It provides high-quality cross-country comparable statistics about development and people’s lives around the globe, presenting the most current and accurate global development data available, including national, regional and global estimates.
The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) is a new partnership that brings together country policymakers, health system managers, practitioners, advocates and other development partners to catalyze improvements in primary health care (PHC) in low- and middle-income countries through better measurement and knowledge-sharing. PHCPI will help countries track key performance indicators for their PHC systems, identifying which parts of the system are working well and which ones aren’t.
Development and Validation of an Index to Measure the Quality of Facility-Based Labor and Delivery Care Processes in Sub-Saharan Africa
National Student Sexual Health HIV Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour Survey: Focusing on Student Men who have Sex with Men at 14 Higher Education Institutions in South Africa
The Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS), in partnership with Networking HIV/AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA) and funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, undertook research among students at higher education institutions (HEIs) in South Africa to explore their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in relation to sexual health and HIV. The sample comprised both male and female students, and specifically included male students who have sex with men.