BMI View: Uganda's public healthcare sector will remain underfunded, and hence underdeveloped, with
the private sector remaining the largest in terms of value. Strong private consumption growth will drive
medicine spending, with opportunities being presented for multi ..."
BMI View: The poor condition of Uganda's pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector is unlikely to change in
the near term given the country's fundamental economic, political and security issues. Although improving
partnerships between the Ugandan government and health-ass ..."
BMI View: Uganda will continue to experience a frequent shortage of antiretroviral medicines, thereby
hindering patient access to these essential medicines. While the government recognises the need to improve
the situation and is implementing certain strategies to add ..."
BMI View: Uganda's reliance on aid funding and the basic nature of the country's public health spending
suggests a weak outlook for public healthcare sector provision and we believe that the private sector will
remain dominant over our forecast period to 2019. The pri ..."
BMI View: Uganda's pharmaceutical market remains dampened by poor funding and consequently
underdevelopment. The private sector makes up the clear majority of pharmaceutical spending in the
country in terms of value and strong private consumption growth will drive med ..."
BMI View: Recently Civil society organisations in Uganda have urged the country's legislators to reject the
proposed budget reductions by 4% for the health sector for FY15/16. The reduction would severely affect
the efforts to stop maternal, new born and child mortali ..."
BMI View: Communicable diseases result in a high mortality rate in Uganda, which is reflected in the
latest outbreak of typhoid fever. However, tackling the acute shortage of healthcare professionals to deal
with diseases such as typhoid should be a priority in the co ..."
BMI View: Moves to protect local drugs manufacturers in Uganda from foreign competition could help
curb the country's reliance on imports as well as expand the population's access to lower cost medicines.
Over the long term, however, we believe Uganda will remain reliant on imp ..."
BMI View: The US government has placed further - mostly financial - sanctions on Uganda in response to
the anti-homosexuality bill. This, and the lack of universal healthcare coverage which results in most
Ugandans being unable to afford medicines, is placing a high l ..."
BMI View: With restrictions on financial aid into Uganda following the passing of the anti-homosexuality
bill, we believe that improvements in healthcare coverage may start to wane, as the government attempts to
manage a more limited budget. Nevertheless, progress con ..."