Inclusion of private sector in district health systems; case study of private drug shops implementing modified Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) strategy in Rural Uganda
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Uganda Ministry of Health passed the Public Private Partnership for Health (PPPH) policy to strengthen the health system by leveraging strategic advantages of private healthcare providers . The National Malaria program has gone further to develop a malaria case management strategy through a multi-stakeholder consultative process . Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) partnered with Mbarara district to implement the iCCM strategy in private licensed drug shops in rural areas. The partnership aimed to increase access to quality medicines and point of care diagnostics for child febrile illnesses, minimize excess use of antimalarials and antibiotics, share information of cases diagnosed and treated at the drug shops and promote child survival.
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