National Health Planning Cycles

Overview and Context

National Health Policy Strategy Plan

Health Sector Development Plan 2015/16-2019/20

National Health Policy Strategy Plan Priorities

Annual Health Sector Review


Income group:


Fiscal Start Date

July 1

Legal and Political systems

  • Executive branch:election last held on 18 February 2016 (next to be held in February 2021)
  • Legislative branch:last election held on 18 February 2016 (next to be held in February 2021)
  • Legal System: Mix of common law and customary law

Programmatic Planning and Project Timelines

National Health Policy Strategy and Plan
WHO Country Cooperation Strategy
National Development Plan
Multi-Year Plan (cYMP) for Immunization
Malaria Plan
Tuberculosis Plan
Ageing and Health Plan
Noncommunicable Diseases Plan
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Plan
Reproductive Health Plan
Maternal Health Plan
Newborn and Child Health Plan
Human Resources for Health Plan
Gavi Health System Strengthening (HSS)Support
Global Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH)

Partners in Country [+]

Endorsement of global compact for progress towards universal health coverage

Not UHC2030 member

UHC2030 joint vision progress

Uganda joined IHP+ in February 2009. A new National Health Sector Strategic Plan 2010-2015 was developed during 2010, and reviewed using the JANS approach. Following completion of the new plan, an updated partnership agreement – this time called a country compact - was signed by the Ministry of Health, 15 development partners and Civil Society Organizations. It is developing a roadmap for strengthening the monitoring and evaluation system based on an assessment of the current M&E platform. An IHP+ Country Grant has primarily supported compact development, and monitoring and evaluation initiatives. Two national CSOs, the ‘Action Group for Health, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS’ and the ‘Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organisations’, received grants from the Health Policy Action Fund in 2010. In 2012 the ‘Coalition for Health Promotion and Social Development’ as well as the ‘Action Group for Health, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS’ received a grant. Uganda participated in the 3rd round of monitoring progress against compact commitments by IHP+Results.

Pooled funding and or SWAP


UNDAF rollout cycles


UHC Partnership for policy dialogue


PEPFAR focus countries


World Bank*

Country Assistance strategy for the period FY2011-2015Uganda has the typical characteristics of a "bottom billion" country. It is landlocked and until recently resource scarce and neighboring countries are poor and many are prone to conflict. Uganda is also ethnically diverse which increases a country's risk of divisions and conflict. There is a perception of increasing corruption at all levels. Despite a strong anticorruption legal framework Uganda has struggled to translate its anti-corruption laws into practice. There have been four high-level corruption cases during the last two years none of which has been fully resolved so far. Local public opinion polls indicate that petty corruption is widespread and increasing. In addition Uganda suffers from pervasive "quiet corruption"-the failure of public servants to deliver goods or services paid for by governments-such as unchecked teacher and health worker absenteeism. The perception of deteriorating governance is tarnishing Uganda's image as a development model. The recent discovery of oil brings both development opportunities and challenges. Global experience demonstrates that natural resource wealth in the context of poverty and weak institutions increases the probability of corruption patronage instability and conflict. Whether Uganda's oil is a blessing or curse depends largely on the establishment of an institutional framework that ensures fair and equitable distribution of resource rents and appropriate consideration of economic social and environmental issues

European Commission*

Country Strategy Paper for Uganda (2008-2013) EC assistance will concentrate on macroeconomic support rural development and support to the transport sector.

Costing and Financing

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