The PHRplus project in Uganda is providing technical assistance to the Government of Uganda primarily in two areas: immunization financing and HIV/AIDS.
Health system strengthening is critical to meeting the health and resource needs generated by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Partners for Health Reformplus (PHRplus) Project USAIDs flagship project for health policy and health system strengthening in low resource and transitional countries offers technical assistance and products on policy development, financing and costing, service delivery, and resource allocation issues. It provides policymakers with the tools and expertise necessary to determine HIV/AIDS program and resource needs. A strong focus is placed on the sustainability of the interventions developed and the involvement of a broad array of interested parties in the process. PHRplus has provided technical support to national counterparts and HIV/AIDS stakeholders for the development of national ART policies and strategies in Uganda.
The PHRplus project is working with the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisations to increase the financial sustainability of the immunizations program by assisting with the GAVI Vaccine Fund Financial Sustainability Plan process. This comprises costing the immunization program, conducting financial analyses to demonstrate the financial impact of the introduction of Vaccine Fund-supported program improvements, including Hepatitis B and Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b) vaccines. PHRplus also is collaborating in conducting cost-effectiveness analysis of those vaccines. The goal is to build capacity at the country level for making evidence-based decisions for financial sustainability.