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Strategic Leadership for District Health Teams


This collaboration involves the Ministry of Health and the Regional Center for Quality of Care, Makerere University. The project aims to build capacity in strategic leadership and management for population and reproductive health (PRH) at the district and sub-district levels. In 1997 the government enacted a policy to decentralize governance in Uganda. The policy ensures the transfer of some of the powers at the national level to the districts, thereby empowering the local communities to actively participate in decision-making on matters affecting them, including the delivery of health services in which population and reproductive health services are major components. However, there subsequently has been a lack of capacity at the local levels to effectively implement the decentralization policy, a gap to be addressed by this project.