Recognising the large number of UK based organisations and individuals actively engaged in healthcare efforts in Uganda and the mutual interest Uganda and the UK have in promoting co-operation and interaction in healthcare between the two countries, the Uganda UK Health Alliance was created to coordinate and galvanise action in this area. 

The Alliance is co-chaired by Professor Ged Byrne, chair of the Global Health Exchange and Dr Diana Atwiine, Permanent Secretary, Uganda


  • Support the Ugandan Government in workforce development, health systems strengthening and to contribute towards achieving the health-related development goals
  • Provide opportunities for learning and development of health workers and institutions in both countries, including the promotion of bidirectional professional volunteering and the development of standard models
  • Promote increased coordination of UK based organisations operating in Uganda to encourage collaboration and a joint approach


The Alliance has identified a number of priority areas including public health, quality and safety, educational development and placements, leadership and research collaboration. Further efforts include:

  • Setting up systems and processes to support communication, shared learning and logistics
  • Product development to support capacity building based on national strategic priorities