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Save for health Uganda supplement

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Contribution to universal health coverage

Save for health Uganda supplement

Contribution to universal health coverage

Background

Save for Health Uganda (SHU), the promoter of Community Health Insurancein Luwero and eight other districts, was born in 2002 out of conviction and concern for the people in the greater Luwero areawho faced real healthcare financing challenges. Some community members were dying at home because the health care services were expensive. Many who dared to go suffered catastrophic expenses. As coping strategies on both sides, some patients would escape from hospitals while hospitals detained defaulters after recovery until the bills were paid. To help address these challenges, SHU started educating communities and promoting CHI to: 1) address the financial challenges people were facing in accessing health care services; 2) empower the communities on how to generate resources to finance their health care needs; and 3) improve people's access to health care services. SHU envisions a productive and healthy community, able to access health care services of good quality without delay,and not selling their assets in distress for treatment. What started as a pilot project in Luwero district has now expanded to other districts of Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Mubende, Mityana, Sheema, Bushenyi, Mitooma, and Masaka. CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON THIS SUPPLEMENT 

 

 

 

 

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