Community participation and health service delivery in Uganda: a case study of Makindye division

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Kampala International University,College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of community participation and health service delivery in Uganda with focus on Makindye division. The study objectives were (i) to examine the role of community participation in health service delivery in communities in Makindye division (ii)To examine the challenges faced by the community in health service delivery in Makindye division and (iii) to establish the strategies for improving community participation in service delivery in Makindye division. The study was conducted based on a descriptive research design based on quantitative data. The data collection was done using the research questionnaires which were provided to 80 respondents, they filled and provided oral answers to the respondents in the study. The study findings revealed that community participation had low contribution to health service delivery. There were a series of changes that • hindered community participation into health service delivery that included low resource ownership, low information prevalence and lack of knowledge on health services by the community. The study also established that there is need for provision of information, resource mobilization and community consultations on service delivery. The study concluded community participation had a low contribution to health service delivery coupled with low participation in health service delivery, limited information sharing and contribution of ideas and tools by community, limited resources for health. The study further conclude that the challenges faced by the community in health service delivery in Makindye division were low resources limit community contribution to resources, lack of knowledge restrict community, lack of information hinder community participation and hence community health service delivery is highly constrained and finally conclude that strategies for community resource mobilization, consultations with the community members and community information sharing in the country as suggested plus making community health monitoring are fundamental for the management health service delivery with the community. The study recommend 1kw the need on the leadership to community health plans for the community members, the government established health services need to provide own resources but just involve the community in the resources. The study recommends that the community resources mobilization and consultations to community can be done to enhance the community work values. The study recommends that there is need for provision of mechanisms that can enhance the management of the health services by community for instance consultations for community information and suggestions to health projects in order to have them be part and partial of the health services.
A research report submitted to Department of Political and Administrative Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelors Degree of Public Administration of Kampala International University
Community participation, health service, Makindye division