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Health Care Services Policy Advocacy

Since January 2016, CPAR is implementing a research on Tuberculosis (TB) code-named: “Tuberculosis: Working to Empower Nations’ Diagnostic Efforts (TWENDE)” and it is doing so in a consortium with:

  • School of Biomedical Sciences of the College of Health Sciences of MUK (Uganda)
  • Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kenya)
  • Kilimanjaro Research Institute (Tanzania)
  • National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) - Mbeya Medical Research Centre (Tanzania)
  • East Africa Health Research Commission (EAHRC) 
  • University of St. Andrews (UK) 

Agriculture Policy Advocacy Programme

In 2016, CPAR began its Policy Advocacy Programmes in which it functions as a Consulting Organisation. The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) contracted CPAR through its Managing Director, Ms. Norah Owaraga, a cultural anthropologist and the subject specialist, to conduct a study over a period of three months for the purpose of investigating “the elusive nexus between the endogenous and the exogenous food systems within the context of Uganda’s agriculture.” In the context of climate change, the overall goal of the study was to generate knowledge that will facilitate a deeper understanding of arguments that are related to food systems within Uganda’s agriculture.  Specifically the study objectives were to:

Preventative Health Care Programme

 

Preventative Health Care (PHC) through Food, Nutrition and Environment Security is a major programming area for CPAR Uganda Ltd (CPAR). CPAR’s work in the area of PHC contributes to increased quantities, qualities and varieties of food crops that smallholder farmers produce at household level. For example, farmers who benefited from CPAR implemented interventions in 2013 attained harvest to sowing ratios as high as 1:6 for beans and 1:4 for groundnuts in Acholi; and 1:3 for groundnuts and for sorghum in Karamoja. 

Operation Wealth Creation and the Ad hominem Fallacy

 

“Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) is doing extremely well – the volume of inputs. The impact is enormous irrespective of the fact that the extension is not good, the impact is there.” 

That was the conclusion of the Budget Monitoring and Accountability Unit (BMAU) of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED)  on the performance of OWC. BMAU shared its conclusion of its view that OWC is doing extremely well during the Joint Agriculture Sector Annual Review (JASAR) 2016.  

Perhaps, before I apply logical analyses on the BMAU conclusion of OWC’s enormous impact during the financial year 2015/2016, let me first share what I understood as what BMAU communicated during the JASAR 2016 as the basis – the premise - on which it arrived at its conclusion: