Case for Investment in the Health Workforce to Achieve HIV Goals: Lessons Learned from Uganda

Case for Investment in the Health Workforce to Achieve HIV Goals: Lessons Learned from Uganda

While Uganda is on track to meet 90-90-90 targets by 2020, the country faces several human resources for health (HRH) and financing constraints to scaling-up HIV services. Some of the health workforce challenges include inadequate skills mix, maldistribution, and a 36 percent vacancy rate in public facilities. Increasing domestic spending on health is constrained because of slowed economic growth, poor tax effort, and other issues; currently, most of HIV financing in the country comes from external funding sources. Although the majority of health workforce funding comes from domestic resources in Uganda, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) provides significant HRH financial support to fill acute shortages and capacity gaps.

Due to these constraints and the need for greater shared financial responsibility for HIV, HRH2030 assessed the capacity and willingness of the Government of Uganda to make more strategic investments in facility- and community-based HRH for HIV. This report details HRH2030’s findings and recommendations.

 

Associated Content:

Generating Evidence for Investment in the HIV Workforce: Methodological Manual

Technical Brief: Investment Case for the HIV Workforce in Uganda

Poster: Investing in the HIV Workforce — Government Capacity and Willingness to Increase HRH Spending in Response to Increased Needs for HIV in Uganda

Country: Uganda

Resource Type: Report

Topic: HIV/AIDS, HRIS and health workforce data