The Impact of Data on Effective Health Policy Formulation a Case Study of the Jigger Infestation in Busoga Region.
Author: MUREKYE JEAN MUGISHA
Supervisor: SENYANGE BOB
The study was intended to investigate the relationship between data and health policy formulation in Uganda with references to Bugiri, Buyende, Iganga, Jinja. The objectives of the study were to analyze the level data collection in the formulation of health policies, to analyze how data for health policy formulation process is collected in Uganda and to establish the challenges faced in the collection of data for health policy formulation in Uganda.
To achieve the above objectives, the researcher collected primary data and secondary data. The researcher used cross sectional research design and frequent distribution tables were used to data presentation and analysis where a sample of 120 respondents from Busoga Region where purposive sampling and simple random technique were used.
The research findings showed that health policy formulation revealed that different disciplines and theories, helps the reader to understand the role of actors, as well as of political, economic and contextual factors in shaping policies and strategies that directly affect how a particular health system performs.
The researcher recommended that designate or develop a clearinghouse/resource center for Uganda data and data analyses. As part of its responsibilities, this unit would actively search out all sources of data and analyses and publicize their existence.