This Health Sector Development Plan (HSDP) 2015/16 – 2019/20 is the second in a series of six 5-year Plans
aimed at achieving Uganda Vision 2040 of a healthy and productive population that contributes to socioeconomic
growth and national development. The goal of this Plan is to accelerate movement towards Universal
Health Coverage (UHC) with essential health and related services needed for promotion of a healthy and
productive life. UHC makes it possible to ensure that all people receive essential and good quality health
services they need without suffering financial hardship.
The Plan builds on the achievements registered under the Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan (HSSIP)
2010/11 – 2014/15 and takes into consideration the challenges encountered and lessons learnt during its
implementation. The achievements realized under HSSIP include among others: reduction in maternal mortality
ratio from 438/100,000 (UDHS) live births in 2011 to 360/100,000 (WHS estimates) live births in 2014; reduction
in under five mortality from 128/1000 live births in 2006 to 90/1000 live births in 2011 to 69/1000 (WHS
estimates) live births in 2014 and reduction in infant mortality rate from 71/1000 live births in 2006 to 54/1000 live
births in 2011 and 45/1000 (WHS estimates) in 2014. The impact of all this has been an improvement in the life
expectancy at birth in Uganda, from a low of 47 and 45 years in 2000/01 for females and males respectively, to
57 and 54 years by 2011, and estimated to have improved further since then.
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