This document provides guidance to mainstreaming, establishing, implementing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating partnerships between the Government of Uganda (GOU) and the private health sector within the existing laws, policies and plans. The document is arranged in 6 (six) sections. Section 1 of this document offers an introduction to the Self-Regulatory Quality Improvement System (SQIS). The SQIS is a simple, easy-to-use tool that users can quickly see the benefits it offers to their facility as well as to their clients. Section 2 presents the methodology used to develop the SQIS. Important to note is that the SQIS has been designed and is owned by all key stakeholders in the Ugandan health system, which should facilitate its implementation. Section 3 describes the SQIS tool: how it is organized, how to apply it, and how it calculates the scores. Section 4 presents how to use the tool to address quality gaps, monitor progress in closing these gaps and continue to keep an eye to ensure that quality is maintained. Section 5 is the tool itself, and Section 6 is the list of appendices.
Self-Regulatory Quality Improvement System (SQIS): Tool for Quality Improvement in the Private Sector, Uganda
Uganda Private Health Support Program
The Self-Regulatory Quality Improvement System (SQIS) is a simple, easy-to-use tool that users can quickly see the benefits it offers to their facility as well as to their clients.