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Organization Contact Information

Name: Uganda Community Based Health Care Association
Street 1: Berkeley
Street 2:
City: Kampala
Post Code: 0256
Country: Uganda
Phone: +256772402740
Organization Email: ucbhca20@gmail,com
Web Site:
Other Online Presence: ucbhca face book

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Bakiika
Last Name: Ssengendo
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +256755446101

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: ,Ms
First Name: Kisuule
Last Name: Margaret
Title: Pram officer TB
Phone: +256700307625

General Information

Board Constituency: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: S.6914/630
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
Uganda Community Based Health Care Association (UCBHCA) is an Umbrella Organization for nonprofit nongovernmental organizations. It was formed in 1986 by 86 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) local and international which were involved in implementing Primary Health Care in Uganda

It was registered under the national NGO board in April 1986 as national Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) operating at national level in all parts of Uganda.

UCBHCA is a major partner with the Ministry of Health of Uganda in implementing the national Health Policy, Health Sector Strategic Investment Plan (HSSIP) through its member health centres and Community based organizations operating in districts in Uganda.

1.1 UCBHCA’s Vision is: To improve the quality of life of all the people.

1.2 Mission Statement:
To promote and coordinate sustainable community based health and development initiatives through gender responsive planning and community participation.

UCBHCA strives to achieve the above mission by;
1. Promoting the growth of Community Based Approach to Community Development as the most effective and sustainable long term way to achieve maximum Socio-economic development.

2. Empowering communities to manage their own health and development initiatives through capacity building at all levels i.e National, District, County, Sub-county, Parish and Village) in integrated Primary Health Care and social development.

3. Serving as a focal point for nonprofit health centres and Community Based organizations involved in community development activities and undertaking coordination, training, monitoring and evaluating activities of member organizations and giving them necessary technical support and guidance.

4. Facilitating co-operation, networking, partnerships and strengthening the existing communication and information sharing among member organizations themselves, Government, Development partner agencies and Donors through provision of a forum for sharing knowledge, experiences and Best prac
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration: Yes

Specializations / Areas of Work

Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
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: Resource mobilization
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
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:
We are fully engaged in national TB programs working jointly with the Ministry of HEALTH TB and LEPROSY PROGRAM.
We operate country wide through our nonprofit health centers and grassroots Community Based Organization/CBOs.
Carry out training of medical staff, TOTs and CHWs who go out to reach the communities through their CBOs
We carry out Advocacy at national and community level
We develop training Manuals on different topics.
In 2006 we developed a community based TB DOTS manual,
We are now developing a new one on Community engagement in TB and we plan to train more woorkers

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)


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:
We made plans to increase our Advocacy activities at district to increase public awareness of TB and importance of early health seeking behaviour to increase early detection treatment by March 2019,
To reduce drug resistance we have identified some factors that contribute to drug resistance which include adherence and stock outs of TB drugs from sources where our patients get drugs.
To address the challenges we have made plans to train all the medical staff in health centers on counseling TB patients,provision of quality of care, Follow up of patients in referral and linking with Community based Health Care workers to reach patients at home to ensure compliance/adherence to treatment,
Work with Ministry supply chain to ensure quality drug supply,
To refer all cases with resistant TB to identified treatment canters
To increase community participation in TB prevention to reduce drug resistance
To ensure that all patients with HIV are tested for TB in most of our health centers where the Capacity is available and where not available refer to other centers


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: March 7, 2019
Last updated: March 7, 2019