Strengthening Health Services with Private Sector Support in Uganda

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To reach communities underserved by the public health sector in Uganda, STRIDES for Family Health engaged private health care providers through a performance-based contracting (PBC) program. This intervention was one of STRIDES’ key strategies in providing access to quality health care for rural populations in Uganda.

The project built the PBC program based on MSH’s technical leadership in performance-based contracting and financing in 21 countries on three continents. PBC offers incentives designed to encourage providers to improve the quality, demand for, and use of services.

With STRIDES’ technical and financial support, partners were able to assist the public sector in expanding services for maternal and child health, RH, FP, nutrition, and malaria to underserved communities in 15 districts between October 2009 and December 2013.