Uganda Capacity Assessment Report

Clinton Health Access Initiative
March 25, 2020
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The purpose of Assistive Technology Scoping Assessment in Uganda was to evaluate and monitor country’s capacity to procure and provide Assistive Technology that appropriately meet the population’s needs. Our methodology was characterized by a participatory, consultative, inclusive and transparent processes; with clear time-bound objectives and provided an opportunity to reflect on the applicability of evidence in different contexts and promoting dialogue among several types of stakeholders. WHO ATA-C instrument was customized for the purpose. 

The Uganda Functional Difficulties Survey indicated that over 62% of persons with disabilities who needed AT did not have such devices. Similarly, according to a recent survey carried out by the Department of Health in Gulu, 83 percent of people who needed assistive devices do not have access to them, and the quality of the devices that exist is often poor.

This AT Capacity Assessment activity aimed at:

  1. Understanding AT users (persons with disabilities and older persons) and providers (human resourcesin AT provision) and their needs;
  2. Mapping and identifying stakeholders in/and their role in provision of quality AT goods and services;
  3. Understanding the policy, guidelines and financing aspects in regard to AT goods and services and;
  4. Knowing the AT value chain – production, procurement, use, servicing, replacement, supply and demand and, how these interact to improve the quality of life of AT users particularly persons with disabilities and older persons.

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