In Uganda, the USAID-funded SURE (Securing Ugandan’s Right to Essential Medicines) program started in 2009, as part of the Uganda Health Sector Strategy Plan II. SURE worked toward improving access to quality essential medicines and health supplies for the population of Uganda. Throughout the SURE program, the leadership team conducted operational research to assess impacts of innovations in the system. Under the UHSC (Uganda Health Supply Chain), the follow-on program, which builds on SURE’s achievements, the team is summarizing for publication results from the assessments.
Articles published in this thematic series in Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice describe the pharmaceutical sector in Uganda at the start of SURE, interventions and tools created to build capacity in and improve pharmaceutical management at facility level, and assessments of changes in response to the program.