Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF) is an umbrella body, established to champion the interests of the Uganda private health sector. UHF is an affiliate of the East Africa Healthcare Federation, with sister federations in Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Rwanda. UHF is an association of associations, with a membership of over 55 non-state health related associations and organizations in Uganda. These include medical service providers, health professionals/ human resources in health, health facilities, distributors and manufacturers, mHealth innovators, traditional and complimentary medicine groups, lobbyists, as well as health civil society partners.
UHF uniquely integrates contract and program activities into the grassroots, for impactful and sustainable results, through inclusion of its member associations in implementation processes. UHF also promotes private health sector cohesion and development through monthly networking events, an e-newsletter and five needs analysis based. UHF also provides tailored health business management and Health Consumer Rights for Health Workers training modules through workshops and an online platform. UHF also plays an integral role in the roll out of the Ministry of Health approved Self-regulatory Quality Improvement System (SQIS), a toolkit focused on improving service delivery quality standards in private health facilities applicable in all private health facilities of all sizes. Simultaneously UHF has introduced the Pharmaccess ISQua accredited Safecare stepwise quality improvement system in private health facilities.
UHF is implementing programs and contracts for USAID Uganda Private Health Support Program, SWECARE Foundation and Pharmaccess Foundation.