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Village Savings for Health A Reality In Northern Uganda

October 31, 2014

 

Many groups of women (but lately men too) in northern Uganda are organized into savings groups. They used to save for only economic reasons, and never prioritized using the groups’ efforts to save for health and advocate for primary healthcare in their communities. UHMG identified this opportunity to leverage on to address the rampant healthcare issues in these communities. UHMG introduced the idea of sav-ing for health among these groups purposely making them focus on their health just as much.

their communities. UHMG identified this opportunity to leverage on to address the rampant healthcare issues in these communities. UHMG introduced the idea of sav-ing for health among these groups purposely making them focus on their health just as much.

“We are 30 members in our savings association. For us, having assured cash for health is a solution to the public hospital queues that normally yield no significant medical help. From our savings, members can pick cash and access health services from private clinics faster.” - Chairperson Mit Ki Tic Womens Group, Anaka -Nwoya District.



 

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