Who we are and what we do
GHN (U) was founded in November 2008 by a network of international researchers and activists. It began as a global health think-tank in the UK, and in 2010 was registered in Uganda as a charitable organization affiliated/member of Triangle Global Health Consortium-US; dedicated to a shared vision and goal: to promote, protect, and preserve the health of all Ugandans through leadership, partnership, innovation and concerted action in primary health care delivery.
GHN (U) has its roots deep in the most vulnerable populations in Uganda, and owes its genesis to the many health researchers and activists who have been concerned by the growing inequities in health over the last 25 years. GHN (U) believes that the best way to achieve health for all is through community-based innovations that enhance local capacity to prevent disease, as well as through the strengthening of local governance to ensure sustainability.
Headquarters and geographical scope
GHN (U) is headquartered in Oyam district with a liaison office at Makerere University in Kampala, and has a mandate to operate in 5 districts (Oyam, Kole, Alebtong, Otuke and Dokolo). However, the organization plans to expand its program to the rest of the country as and when it can, especially to those districts that continue to struggle with negative health outcomes.
Approach and Strategy
GHN (U) works with rural communities and stakeholders to achieve ‘health for all’. Communities are the primary target of any development initiative, and our organization will collaborate with local government agencies, local and international organizations/NGOs, donor agencies, and the private sector to build on the synergies that exist, maximize utilization of limited resources, and improve health outcomes.
GHN (U)’s technical program focuses on ten major health areas:
The site is managed by Global Health Network- GHN (U), Makerere University, Pharmacy Building, P.O Box 10452 Kampala Uganda.