Banyan Global


Private Health Support Program

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The Private Health Support (PHS) program aimed to strengthen, organize and mobilize the private sector to provide Ugandans with the option of obtaining high-quality health services from private providers in the areas of nutrition, maternal and child health, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment, and safe male circumcision. The project also supported orphans and vulnerable populations. In partnership with Cardno Emerging Markets, Banyan Global strengthened the capacity of the private healthcare delivery system through the provision of business training and expanding access to financial services. Banyan Global worked through local organizations to build capacity to offer business training and counseling services to private health providers. Business training focused on business and financial management, inventory and stock control, cash flow management, financial reporting, business planning and accessing finance. Banyan Global also supported two Ugandan banks in using their United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Development Credit Authority (DCA) guarantees for the health sector. Specifically, Banyan Global delivered tailored training on health-sector lending and loan product development coupled with detailed market information and market linkage support. Banyan Global assisted the two DCA banks with developing a pipeline of potential healthcare borrowers, focusing on rural, first time, and female borrowers. Banyan Global also gathered baseline data on DCA recipients related to their business, finance, and health delivery systems to determine the impact of the loans. Finally, Banyan Global conducted an assessment on construction and housing finance for the health sector which was presented to leading Ugandan financial institutions and undertook a survey on the state of lending to the health sector.