Uganda

primary health care

In 1984 and 1986 I visited Uganda several times as WHO Associate Expert in Nutrition. This included several identification missions to prepare new health and nutrition projects in in Northeast and Southwest Uganda. I planned and managed one health and nutrition survey, which covered a representative sample of the child population of 4 districts in North East Uganda.

Between September 1986 and September 1989 I was stationed in Kampala as UNICEF Primary Health Care Project Officer. I was task manager for the UNICEF PHC programme in Uganda, which included the following:
• Planning and management of a longitudinal study on the influence of child anthropometric indicators on mortality controlling for socioeconomic status;
• Management of cross-sectional household surveys based on representative samples of the population in several areas of Uganda as part of the monitoring and evaluation of the UNICEF programme;
• Planning and management of the PHC activities supported by UNICEF in Uganda;
• Planning of a new health project in the South-Western district of Mbarara;
• Contribution to the Situation Analysis for the 5-year UNICEF Country Programme.