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About UHEA

The HSPU – A Knowledge Partner/ Technical Node for SPARC

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The Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) – a new resource hub hosted by Amref Health Africa with technical support from Results for Development (R4D) – is aimed at strengthening strategic purchasing capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa by connecting existing regional expertise and matching it with country demand to make better use of resources for health. Its vision is to empower countries with knowledge and practical tools to make access to affordable and quality health care a reality for all. SPARC has created a network of regional experts who can support the development of practical, home-grown solutions that meet countries’ strategic purchasing needs.

SPARC Goal:
To support the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) as a member of the SPARC Strategic Health Purchasing (SHP) Progress Mapping technical node, which intends to categorize country policies and actions on strategic purchasing and measure and track progress of strategic purchasing in sub-Saharan Africa.

The MakSPH-Health Policy and Systems Unit (HSPU) has partnered with SPARC as a Technical Node to mainly:

Identify strategic purchasing priorities at the country level, capacity-building needs, and a regional learning agenda.

Together with SPARC, develop adaptable products, processes and knowledge to advance strategic purchasing implementation across the continent.

Track general trends in strategic purchasing activities at the country level to inform learning agendas and investment in practical resources to support implementation.

Explore how strategic purchasing activities lead to health system outcomes;

Identify “hot spots” where progress is being made that offer opportunities for regional learning; and

Identify where country demand may exist for technical partnerships or coaching support on strategic purchasing.

Current Activities:

The SPARC partnership is currently in a consultative process to define a common framework; populating strategic purchasing assessments; contributing to a dashboard and ‘hotspot map’ of strategic purchasing activities across sub-Saharan Africa; and identifying opportunities for regional learning. More information can also be found HERE

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Who we are

The Uganda Health Economics Association was founded in 2001 as a limited liability company full registered by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB).

The UHEA was formed to bring health economists and policy experts within the country to forge synergies and make a contribution to health economics and policy discourse in Uganda and the region.

UHEA is a country chapter of the Africa Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA).

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The overall mission of the Association is to contribute to the promotion and strengthening of the use of health economics and health policy analysis in achieving equitable and efficient health systems and improved health outcomes in Uganda, especially for the most vulnerable populations. Its membership includes individuals and institutions involved in health economics, financing and policy experts. UHEA is affiliated to the African Health Economics Association (AfHEA), whose membership spreads across the African continent

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