Who Is Regulating Private Health Care Providers

This publication was authored by: James Zeere

Abstract / Summary

Despite the clear constitutional obligation of the government to provide free health care to Ugandans, private health care providers are increasingly playing a significant role in the making health services available to Ugandans. Despite their growing influence in Uganda’s health system, questions still remain whether private health care providers are committed to ensuring quality and respect for medical ethics and human rights in the provision of health care. The government of Uganda has an obligation to protect the public against adverse effects of using private health care services be strengthening laws and agencies which monitor and ensure compliance of private health care providers with principles of ethics and human rights