Improving availability of human resources for health, essential medicines and supplies by district leaders using QI methods: Tested changes implemented in six districts of Uganda

In January 2017, the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH), African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST), Uganda Management Institute (UMI), began implementing the Leadership for Quality Improvement Initiative in the six Ugandan districts of Kaliro, Kiruhura, Mbale, Ngora, Lamwo, and Lira. One of the objectives of the initiative is to enhance the capacity of district political and administrative leaders in stewardship, leadership, and governance of district health services for improving quality of health services in Uganda with focus on improving availability of human resources for health, essential medicines, and supplies.

This change package describes successful changes (actions taken) the QI teams in the six districts implemented to improve the availability of human resources for health by reducing health worker absenteeism and improve availability of essential medicines and supplies. This change package provides details on how to implement each change.

Report Author(s): 
Hellen Kyokutamba, Mirwais Rahimzai, John Byabagambi, and Esther Karamagi
Organization(s): 
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
ASSIST publication: 
ASSIST publication
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