Uganda Reproductive Health Vouchers Scheme

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According to a 2003 study, about 435 women die per 100,000 live births in Uganda because of lack of access to health service facilities and professional health care. The loss of a mother can shatter a family and threaten the well-being of surviving children.

In September 2008, the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) launched an output-based aid (OBA) voucher scheme to bring maternal and other reproductive health services to rural communities in Western Uganda. The project set out to deliver about 50,456 safe deliveries and 35,000 sexually transmitted disease (STD) treatments.

This Lessons Learned discusses project insights gathered at the end of this project.