The Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) conducted a nationwide study of the country’s pharmaceutical
situation in July-August 2008. Using a standard methodology developed by the World Health Organization
(WHO), the study assessed the availability, affordability, rational use and other aspects of medicines at the
health facility level (Level II Assessment).
The survey was conducted in six regions, each represented by one district: Arua, Lira, Kampala, Mbale, Hoima
and Kabale. In each region, six public healthcare facilities, six mission facilities, 12 private drug outlets and
one warehouse were surveyed. Data were captured using designed survey forms (Annex 2). Analysis was
done with Excel® computer application. The WHO/Health Action International (HAI) workbook was used
to analyze drug price data. Most results are expressed as medians (median values).