Uganda Program for Human and Holistic Development (UPHOLD)

Dates: 2002-2008

Country: Uganda

Client(s): USAID

Services: Technical Assistance, Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research, Strategic Planning, Training, Capacity Development

Technical Expertise: Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Health Systems Strengthening, HIV , Maternal Health, Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation, Youth & Adolescent Health/OVC


UPHOLD was an integrated social services program designed by the Government of Uganda and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that ran from 2002-2008. UPHOLD supported the Government of Uganda's social sector policies and priorities as well as USAID's Strategic Objective 8 results framework for improved human capacity. The program was strategically designed to increase the utilization, quality, and sustainability of education, health, and HIV and AIDS services in 28 districts covering approximately 42% of the country's population. Working in partnership with local governments and over 110 civil society organizations (CSOs), the program brought together innovations in each of these sectors in Uganda's decentralized context to achieve broad improvements in human capacity. It built on good practices, scaling up interventions, and strategies in order to achieve sufficient outreach and substantive impact.


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