Global Health Network
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryGHN works with rural communities and stakeholders to achieve ‘health for all’.
The Global Health Network collaborates and network with the local governments, local NGO’s, academic institutions, research institutes, donor agencies and the private sector to build on the synergies that exist so as to maximize the utilization of the limited resources for maximum output and benefit for the targeted population. It aims at promoting, protecting and preserving the health of all Ugandans through leadership, partnership, innovation and concerted action in Primary Health Care.
Key program components
The key components of this program are: * Review planning and implementation in order to identify the impact that activities have in relation to PHC and the opportunities presented to reduce and prevent disease transmission. * Facilitate PHC training and learning opportunities in areas of reproductive health and family planning as well as providing counselling services. * Develop and disseminate information and materials on PHC to aid effective communication thereby increasing awareness about family planning and reproductive health. * Increase primary health care awareness through the use of music, dance and drama where different health care topics are acted out and establishing outreach programs for sensitization as well as training and equipping the youths to offer first aid services to the community. * Promote the 'Health for All' goal where primary health care was selected at the Alma-Ata Conference, as the best tool to achieve it through an equitable, participatory and inter-sector strategy and as a Rights Issue. * Assist Government of Uganda (GoU) sector agencies contribute to wider endeavors by working cooperatively to prevent the further spread of diseases and promote support for those already infected.
GHN was initiated by a network of Ugandan scientists with an aim of reshaping Primary Health Care approach in developing countries to best meet the most vulnerable population’s health needs, more especially during a time when health systems are in crisis. The Global Health Network (GHN) has its roots deep in the most vulnerable and conflict affected populations in Uganda where the morbidity levels had grossly increased due to poor access, uneven distribution, and poorly linked care and prevention strategies, inadequate treatment and referral services.