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Table 1 The structure of the Uganda National Health system

From: Utilization of public or private health care providers by febrile children after user fee removal in Uganda

Health unit Services Location Population
Health Centre I Outpost for outreach services village 1,000
Health Centre II Out patient services only Parish 5,000
Health Centre III Out patient services, Maternity, General Ward and laboratory Sub-county 20,000
Health Centre IV Outpatients, Wards, Theatre, Laboratory and blood transfusion County 100,000
General Hospital General Hospital care, Secondary services, laboratory and X-ray District 100,000 – 1,000,000
Regional Referral Hospital Specialists services Region
(3 – 5 districts)
1,000,000 – 2,000,000
National Referral Hospital Advanced Tertiary Care National Over 20,000,000
  1. Adapted from Government of Uganda, Health Sector Strategic Plan I, 2000/01 – 2004/05