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Uganda is experiencing a double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. The focus for response to this dual health challenge remains largely on health facility-based health services. THETA recognises the need to strengthen community systems to complement health systems. THETA’s approach to health systems strengthening is premised on two notions:

  1. that effective health systems derive legitimacy through community participation in the selection of community health priorities, planning and monitoring of the health services,
  2. that better health can only be attained when communities are actively engaged in actions that promote their own health.  THETA seeks to strengthen community systems in order to empower communities to take charge of their health challenges and to effectively engage in the health system.

Expected result: Community health systems have the capacity to address prioritised community health challenges

Strategic actions

  • Develop effective community-based models, systems and initiatives for MNCH, HIV and AIDS and Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs)
  • Strengthen peripheral health systems and structures for delivery  and accountability for health services