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Health Ministry To Use Result Based Financing

The Results based Financing approach requires that resources are only allocated based on the level of outcome, unlike the currently system where health facilities are equally financed depending on their respective levels.
.Ministry of Health Under Secretary Ronald Ssegawa speaking to Journalists in an Interview.

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The Ministry of Health has considered carrying out performance assessment of all government owned and aided health facilities before they are allocated resources to run their activities.

Ronald Ssegawa Gyagenda, the Ministry of Health Under Secretary says government has instructed them to ensure effective utilization of the available resources in the sector thereby recommending the application of Results based Financing model to improve efficiency.  

Ssegawa has made the pronouncement during the Masaka diocesan annual Health Assembly last Friday in which all catholic mission Church founded health institutions in the area take stock of their service delivery levels.

According to him, government has since 2016 been piloting the new resources allocation model in selected health center in the Eastern part of the country, where it has proved capacity to improving efficiency in services delivery as well as minimizing wastages.

The Results based Financing approach requires that resources are only allocated based on the level of outcome, unlike the currently system where health facilities are equally financed depending on their respective levels.

Ssegawa say the ministry is going to rollover the new model in a phased manner, explaining that it will also work as a motivation to health workers across the country.

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Ssegawa has on the hand challenged local government leadership to closely supervise of all lower health facilities in their respective areas of jurisdiction to curb chronic inefficiencies of absenteeism, theft of drugs among others that affect services delivery.

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Reverend Father Emmanuel Katabaazi, the Diocesan Health Coordinator however challenged the ministry to as well consider increasing on its Primary Health Care-PHC financial allocation to nonprofit making health institutions to enable them reliably provide services to communities.

The Masaka diocesan Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa has also decried the high costs of medicines and other supplies which he says greatly affect their operations given the small budgets they operate with.

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