Uganda: Reaching Remote Communities through Health Cooperatives
In Uganda, rural community members would often go into debt for obtaining routine healthcare. Not only were these medical services extremely expensive, they were often of poor quality.
Through USAID’s CDP, HealthPartners expanded access to quality healthcare services to underserved regions in Uganda. By establishing health cooperatives, HealthPartners reached over 50,000 households - providing reliable healthcare where previously there had been none. In addition to increasing the availability of healthcare in rural areas, HealthPartners equipped local communities with bed nets to combat mosquito-borne illnesses such as malaria and Zika. Today, these communities are thriving - receiving regular, preventive and affordable healthcare services.