With financial support from Governance, Accountability, Participation and Performance Programme (GAPP),HEPS-Uganda is implementing a two years project with an aim of empowering communities to play a role in ensuring access to quality health services in Uganda
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This is a 2 year project funded by International Development Fund (IDF) and it began in June 2009. HEPS is reaching out to seven sub counties in seven districts of Kamwenge, Lira, Mbarara, Kiboga, Ntungamo, Pallisa and Budaka; empowering the community with health rights information.