Uganda has been at the forefront of developing and implementing innovative public health strategies, enabling it to make significant strides in improving the health of its citizens. Since 2013, Seed has collaborated with the Government of Uganda and our in-country partners to train physicians, nurses, and midwives in order to improve access to high-quality care.
In 2022, Seed Uganda achieved remarkable progress addressing the persistent challenges of COVID-19 and upskilling and educating providers in two priority areas: emergency care and maternal, child, and newborn health. Read the 2022 Uganda Annual report.
Despite recent gains, health workforce shortages remain a key bottleneck to provision of appropriate health services in the country. In order to achieve Universal Health Coverage in Uganda and save lives, we need to make essential investments in strengthening human resources for health.
Based on the needs of Ugandan communities and the government’s health priorities, Seed supports two critical areas in the country:
and Child Health
Assisted Muni University in getting accreditation for its Bachelors in Nursing program, becoming the first in the region to offer that specific degree. The first cohort is now in their final year and are poised to address the complex health needs of their communities.
Introduced point of care ultrasound for emergency care at teaching hospitals affiliated with Busitema University, Gulu University, Makerere University, and Mbarara University of Science and Technology.
Championed the development of policy frameworks conducive to nursing and midwifery and provided stakeholder consultation in the creation of role and compensation structures for all health workers.
and Midwife Educators Placed
Our work in Uganda over the past years is fundamental and critical to addressing health challenges of all types. It has also helped position us to assist in the Ugandan COVID-19 response. Learn more about our COVID-19 work here.
We build the capacity of doctors, nurses, and midwives so that they can address the diverse and specific health needs of their communities and serve as agents of change. We focus on:
We strengthen human resources for health to build a comprehensive health system that can provide care for all. We focus on:
We train family physicians and midwives who can provide comprehensive, continuous, high-quality care in urban and rural communities to people at all stages of life. We focus on: