Stre@mline Ubuntu Launch at Golf Course Hotel In Kampala
The project: "Revitalizing rural health financing" started in November 2022 and was officially launched on 22nd Feb 2023 at the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala. The grand event attracted over 150 guests, representing stakeholders and partners in the community health insurance space in Uganda.
The keynote speaker was Prof Freddie Ssengooba, an Associate Professor of Health Economics and Health Systems Management with over 20 years of teaching and research in health policy and systems, focusing on health policies, program design and implementation and health system developments. Dr Ssengooba has led a multi-disciplinary team undertaking Health Systems Assessment for Uganda. He gave a brief on the Social solidarity for good healthcare in communities in Uganda.
Other Speakers included Dr Ian Spillman, who is the Clinical Lead at Stre@mline Health Tech Co. Ltd; Mr Moses Mugume, the Co-founder of Kisiizi Community Health insurance scheme; Mr Stefan Huber Fux, the Director, of Swiss Re Foundation and a member of the Swiss Re board of directors; and Mr Samuel Mugisha D.C. CEO Stre@mline Health Tech Co. Ltd.
The event was officially launched by Hon. Fredrick Ngobi Gume, the Minister of Trade and Cooperatives who urged people to embrace the culture of not only saving for investment but also saving for health as part of their planning process to be able to enjoy better health services when needed. He was escorted by the Director of Clinical Services at the Ministry of Health, Dr . Charles Olaro. The minister officially handed over the 15 motorcycles for community mobilization from Stre@mline to partner hospitals as part of the support to expand their Community Health Schemes in their respective hospitals.
The closing remarks were made by Hon. Dr Charles Ayume, the Chairperson of the Parliamentary health committee who also gave a brief on the progress of the National Health Insurance Scheme.