Presented by :
Dr. Ian Clarke & Dr. Luwaga Patrick
BACKGROUND
In Uganda, the private health sector is comprised of
so many Associations that make it difficult to lobby for
private health sector with one voice.
UHF was Formed in 2010 borne from the need to
have an umbrella body which unites and represents all
players in the private health sector in Uganda.
Inspired by the Kenya Healthcare Federation
MISSION
To bring all private (non state) sector stakeholders
under one umbrella body for the sole purpose of
advocating policy change, promoting and
championing the interest of the private sector.
OBJECTIVES(Core)
•To promote and enhance medical care in Uganda
with emphasis on the provision of affordable and
accessible quality healthcare on sustainable basis.
•To work in partnership with the government to build
sound policy, regulatory and institutional framework
supportive of increased productive investment and
private sector led growth.
•To unite, Organize and promote all Associations and
companies involved in private healthcare business.
OBJECTIVES CONT’D…..
Enhance knowledge of the private sector’s role in
health care delivery.
Investigate gaps in the delivery of Health care, and
identify opportunities for public private Partnership
and increased investment in the health sector.
Build capacity of key public and private
interlocutors to engage in effective public private
dialogue resulting in maximum impact on the status
of private health care delivery in Uganda.
MANDATE
 To address problems of a common nature with in
the private health sector
 To advocate for issues that affect the health sector
at large.
 To compliment the public sector’s work regarding
health of the country.
 To monitor the work being done in the health
sector, identify loopholes and suggest means of
improvement via dialogue and advocacy.
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES
UHF is membership based with three broad
categories for joining the federation,
these include:
1.
Interest Oriented Associations
2. Corporate members
3. Professional & Regulatory bodies
Associations:
10 members so far
1. Uganda National Association of Private
Hospitals
2. Uganda Private Medical and Dental
Practitioners Association
3. Facility Based Health plan providers
association
4. Uganda Insurers’ association
5. Uganda Pharmaceutical manufacturers’
association
Association members cont’d
6. Uganda Medical Association
7. Uganda Pharmaceutical manufacturers’
association
8. Uganda Protestant Medical bureau
9. Uganda Catholic Medical bureau
10. Uganda Pharmaceutical distributors
Association
Corporate: 12 members so far
1. International Air Ambulance
2. Bishop Masereka Foundation
3. International Medical Group
4. Sanlam Life Insurance (U) Ltd
5. Mayanja Memorial Foundation
6. Nakasero Hospital
Corporate members cont’d
7. Kadic Hospital
8. Norvik Enterprises (U)Ltd
9. Karuri Pharmaceuticals ltd
10.Surgipharm pharmaceutical Ltd
11.Quality Chemicals Industries Ltd
12. AAR-Uganda
 Corporate members: 11 members
Professional & Regulatory Bodies:4
Members so far
1. Uganda Pharmaceutical Society
2. Uganda National Council of Nurses and
Midwives
3. Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners
Council
4. Uganda Allied Health Professionals
KEY MILESTONES &
ACHIEVEMENTS
 Registered as a company limited by Guarantee
& member of PSFU
First Annual General meeting held in June 2011
where 1st Board of Directors have been elected.
Representation on the Presidential Investors
Round Table meetings.
Lobbied for set up of the Health fund.
Lobbied for change of VAT from exempt to Zero
rated.
KEY MILESTONES
 UHF is currently engaging the ministry of Finance
to set up a fund similar to the agriculture fund
which would avail capital to those involved in the
health sector.
 Through support from MOH, UHF is engaging IFC
in discussions regarding availing long term lowinterest financing to health care providers and
currently awaiting finalization of these discussions.
Participating in the East African Health fairs.
UHF BOARD MEMBERS
1. Dr Ian Clarke – Board
Chairman
2. Dr. Ben Mbonye – Vice
Chairman
3. Dr. Patrick Luwaga –
Secretary
4. Dr. Peter KawanguziActing Treasurer
5. Kinny NayerMember.
6. Nazeem Mohammed Member
8. Yusufu Sembatya Member
9. Lindsay Davidson –
Member
10. Dr. Benon Mugerwa Member
11. Peter Mpiima – Member
12. Dr. Margaret Mungherera
- Member
13. Dr. Henry Kasozi Member
CHALLENGES OF UHF
 (Buy In): Some potential members are
sceptical about how far the federation will go as
many previously formed associations have not
achieved much in the past.
RECOMMENDATIONS:
 UHF is taking strides to ensure it makes
some early wins/gains so as to attract more
members to the Association.
UHF BOARD MEMBERS
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