UGANDA HEALTH MARKETING GROUP (UHMG) is the winner of the 2019 Uganda Responsible Investment Award offered by Public Opinions and Office of the Minister of State for Privatisation and Investment in appreciation of its contribution towards attainment of Uganda Vision 2040 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals .The URI Award ceremony was held on 22nd November 2019 and it was presided over by H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda and Hon Evelyn Anite Minister of State for Investment and Privatisation.
Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) is an indigenous, distinguished Ugandan public health and social marketing professionals in 2006. Since then, UHMG has emerged as a leading organization committed to creating high quality strategic health communication and accelerating health market growth in Uganda. Founded through a USAID-funded project (AFFORD), UHMG today is a viable, self-sustaining organization. Led by a dynamic management team, guided by a nine-member group, UHMG remains focused on enabling all Ugandans to live the Good Life, by working in four key health areas: HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning and maternal and child health.
VISION: Our founders’ dream was a Uganda where families and communities are empowered to protect and improve their health; where markets for health products are vibrant and expanding; where consumer access to affordable products and services steadily improves and becomes increasingly sustainable.
- To Increase knowledge, self-efficacy and correct use of health products and services for healthier life style. • To Increase knowledge, self-efficacy and correct use of health products and services for healthier life style. • Improve the perfomance and organisational sustainability of UHMG.
WHAT WE DO
UHMG utilizes an integrated approach to effectively deliver health services and products across six health focus areas! HIV&AIDS, Malaria, Maternal & Child Health (MCH), Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Nutrition and FamilyPlanning.These programs are intertwinned with our strong health communication and supply chain management strategies. All these programs are aligned towards making significant contribuion to the national and global agenda, with the most vulnerable and key populations as a priority.
UHMG leads national partners for the development of HIV behaviour change communication interventions on behalf of the Ministry of Health. We support and promote HIV initiatives with a particular focus on men and women of reproductive age, discordant couples and Most at Risk Populations (MARPs). Using a social marketing approach and program interventions, UHMG addresses issues of sexuality and gender inequality to encourage responsible and preventative behaviours.
UHMG is at the forefront of communicating the change in malaria programming with an emphasis on prevention with a focus on universal coverage of cost effective malaria prevention and tr. We distribute and promote the use of Rapid Diagnostic Test kits (RDTs), Artesimin Combination Therapy (ACTs), and Long Lasting Insecticide treated Nets (LLINs), and build malaria case management capacity at service provision level.
We implement integrated family planning programs to encourage smaller families. UHMG builds capacity of service providers through training and development of IEC materials, and promotes family planning solutions to women and men of reproductive age. Quality and affordable contraceptive methods – from condoms to long-term solutions – are promoted nationwide and distributed to outlets throughout Uganda.
UHMG partners with the private sector to increase accessibility and affordability of health products and commodities, strengthening distribution mechanisms in the private sector, we utilise a network of local manufacturers, independent distributors and social entrepreneurs to ensure our products accessibility and utilization up to the end mile The UHMG product facility stocks a wide range of pharmaceutical products, and acts as an intermediary for the supply of public health products at competitive prices and terms to local NGOs, private sector clinics and pharmacies across the country. Our efforts to complement and strengthen Uganda’s current supply chain management systems have made us a Ministry of Health partner of choice and preferred distributor in the country.
At the heart of UHMG interventions is Uganda’s first ever social franchise the Good Life clinics. This network of over 175 private clinics aims to increase accessibility and afford ability of services and products for the more than half of all Ugandans whose first point of contact for health care is the private health facility. We support and work with Good Life Clinics to build quality, integrated health care consistently and affordably. We also train and equip community-based volunteers as Good Life Promoters to provide health education in their communities and support uptake of services in the Good Life Clinics to which the promoters are linked.
Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd
Plot 20 – 21 & 27 – 28, Martyr’s Crescent, Ntinda
P.O. Box 4553, Kampala – UGANDA
Tel: +256 (0) 312 244700
Mobile: +256 (0) 759 244 713
Fax: +256 (0) 414 349959
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