Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence-based Decisions for Universal Health Coverage in Uganda (SPEED) on 2nd August 2018 organised a public dialogue on a theme; “The Uganda Health Sector Budget for the Financial Year 2018/19: implications to realization of Universal Health Coverage”. The main objective of the dialogue was to generate momentum for UHC discussions and actions both in the medium and long-term. Specifically the dialogue intended among other things to;
- Facilitate wider knowledge of the health sector budget among health sector stakeholders;
- Reflect on the alignment of the budget with the HSDP and annual sector priorities;
- Analyse the extent to which the within sector allocations address the current health system and service delivery bottlenecks and to discuss strategic interventions and actions needed to improve efficiency in the utilization of the health sector budget.
The dialogue was attended by participants from the Parliament of Uganda, Ministries of Finance and Health and other government departments/institutions, local governments, public health facilities, the private sector, development partners, civil society, academic and research institutions, and the media among others.