The policy on public-private mix in the Ugandan health sector: Catching up with reality
Birungi,Harriet; Mugisha,John Frank; Nsabagasani,Xavier; Okuonzi,Sam; Jeppsson,Anders
Health Policy and Planning 16(suppl 2): 80-87
Publication date: 2001
An informal public-private mix in the health sector hasalways existed in Uganda, and policymakers, planners and thepublic in general have taken this for granted. There is nowrenewed effort to develop a comprehensive policy on the mix,but the policy process has proved to be tortuous and the mixhas been interpreted differently by different stakeholders.While significant differences in opinion on the mix still remain,it is becoming clear that the new policy should enable healthinstitutions, whether in the public or the private sector, toplay roles in which they have clear comparative advantage overothers.