Uganda: Reproductive Health Vouchers in Western Uganda

Grant Funding|Activity Status: Closed
  • Sector
  • Country
  • Amount
    $4.3 million
  • Approval Date
    January 01, 2007
    Closing Date
    December 31, 2012
  • Donors



Germany’s Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) approached GPOBA to help expand its existing health voucher scheme in Uganda. KfW successfully launched a pilot project in July 2006, which finances the diagnosis and treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). In addition, the current project will fight maternal mortality through provision of vouchers for safe child birth. This includes ante-natal and post-natal visits as well as birth attendance by trained professionals, and provision of caesarean section (where required). The voucher scheme will target rural and poor peri-urban populations living in the areas of approved providers in the greater Mbarara region in western Uganda. KfW will implement the project on GPOBA’s behalf.