A Looming Crisis? An analysis of the health sector budget performance for the financial year 2012/13 and allocations for 2013/14

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Initiative for Social and Economic Rights
Over the years, the government of Uganda has committed to improving the health sector service delivery through a number of interventions and policies. The health sector has been identified as one of the key priorities in the National Development Plan (NDP) and it contributes to all NDP objectives, although it is particularly focused on objective 4 - “Increasing access to quality social services". This is through provision and utilization of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services, and involves Strengthening Health Systems and ensuring universal access to the Uganda National Minimum Health Care Package (UNMHCP). The UNMHCP as provided for under the Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) consists of the most costeffective priority healthcare interventions and services addressing the high disease burden that are acceptable and affordable within the total resource envelope of the sector. Universal access is one of the key underlying principles for delivery of the UNMHCP.