NWOYA – Government of Uganda represented by Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah and Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Jane Aceng launched a UGX 40Bn Health Systems Strengthening Project in Koch Goma Health Center III in Nwoya District.
The project funded by USAID-US Agency for International Development and implemented by ministry of health and Enabel, a Belgian Development Agency will strengthen health systems in the four districts of; Gulu, Nwoya, Amuru and Omoro in the Acholi sub-region.
According to the ministry of health, the project is intended to improve access to health services through the Results-Based Financing (RBF) program.
“RBF provides financial incentives, equipment and materials to health facilities, if agreed results have been achieved. Additionally, RBF subsidizes patient fees especially in private, not-for-profit health facilities and provides incentives to health workers,” said the ministry.
It added that since 2015, with support from Enabel, the ministry of health rolled out the RBF program in West Nile and Rwenzori regions with the aim of stimulating health facilities to effectively use resources and improve delivery of health services.