The Health Ministry will in the financial year 2017/2018 recruit 3,715 Community Health Workers CHWs, Prof. Anthony Mbonye, the Director General of Health Services has said. Mbonye, the community health workers will replace Village Health Teams VHTs in health service provision in communities.
Only 30 percent of Village Health Teams-VHTs members are trained to manage patients in communities. Uganda adopted the VHT strategy in 2001 as a bridge in health service delivery between community and health facilities. Prof. Anthony Mbonye, the Director General Health Services, notes that the training gap has been caused by lack of funding.