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Organization Contact Information

Name: Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care
Street 1: School of Public Health
Street 2: Makerere University College of Health Sciences
City: Kampala
Post Code: 29140
Country: Uganda
Phone: 25677566384
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Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Chilunga
Last Name: Puta
Title: Infectious Disease Advisor

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Edith
Last Name: Munene
Title: Deputy Director, Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
The Regional Centre for Quality of Health Care (RCQHC) is an African regional organization advancing quality of health care in Sub Saharan Africa. Its established within the Makerere University legal framework. The Centre's mission is to build capacity to improve quality of health care in Africa through strategic partnerships, networking, education and training, identification, documentation and promotion of evidence based practices and conducting intervention-linked research. The Centre has as its focus malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, nutrition and child health. RCQHC area of comparative advantage lies in its competence to build capacity in quality improvement frameworks and supportive process related interventions. These include the Improvement Framework, Quality Improvement Collaboratives, Human Performance Technology, the Quality Assurance Framework, Total Quality Management and in terms of process related subjects, Procurement and Supply Management, Facilitative Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation, Operations Research, Economic Evaluation,and Innovative Training. The RCQHC also develops guidelines and job aides in collaboration with international organizations to support quality improvement in the areas of its interest.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Uganda
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
RCQHC works with the NationalTB Control program to plan and operationalize quality improvement projects especially as related to improving chohort indicators for TB and TB/HIV collaborative activities. Recently we have embarked on increasing communities in quality improvement activities to accelerate TB control.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Uganda
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
United Republic of Tanzania


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Using a community/primary health model to improve DOTS implementaion in Uganda and Tanzania

Drug-Resistant TB:
We conduct a short course in the management of MDRTB and so far we have trained in program and health care facility level staff from Burundi, Kenya,Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. In addition we have provided technical support to the Regional Center of Excellence for Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Kigali Rwanda.

RCQHC has initiated a five-country quality improvement collaborative to improve TB/HIV collaborative framework indicators

Laboratory Strengthening:
Short course in quality for reference laboratories offered to all East African countries.

Operational research short course offered by RCQHC to national of sub-Saharan Africa


Declaration of interests:
There is no conflict of interest to the best of my knowledge.

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Last updated: September 7, 2011