Main objectives of UHEA :
To provide a forum for information sharing and exchange as well as healthy debate, among those working in health economics and related fields in Uganda and the region.
To promote the development of health economics and policy capacity within Uganda and the region, with particular emphasis on supporting in training and retention of such experts.
To promote the production and dissemination of high quality research findings by Ugandan and other African health economists and health policy analysts.
To promote the appropriate use of health economics and policy analysis tools within evidence-informed health sector decision-making in Africa.
To support health policy development and advice to policy makers and health partners in Uganda and the region on viable options for equitable health care financing.
Represent the interests of Ugandan health economists and health policy analysts in relevant international forums.
The UHEA and AfHEA, are aimed at strengthening the capacities of African health economists, policy analysts and other experts working in the health sector and promoting the use of economic and policy tools in the areas of health, as well as evidence in the decision- making process in health sectors in Africa. UHEA, therefore, seeks to contribute towards strengthening the quality decision-making and reinforce the capacities of policy makers and researchers in development and implementation of health policies and programmes towards Universal Health Coverage.