By Ben Musanje

18th June 2024


The Ministry of Health has today (Tuesday) launched the Uganda

Clinical Guidelines (UCG 2023) and the Essential Medicines and Health Supplies Management (EMHSM) Manual 2023.


The guidelines were launched by Dr. Daniel Kyabayinze, the Director Public Health in the Ministry of Health, who represented the Minster of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng Ocero at an event that

brought together various stakeholders in the health sector.


The Ministry of Health developed the UCG and EMHSM manual with support from USAID/Uganda Strengthening Supply Chain Systems Activity, to improve healthcare quality by offering health workers comprehensive and up-to-date information to effectively manage the country’s prevalent health issues.


In a speech read by Dr Kyabayinze, the Minister of Health highlighted the importance of the guidelines saying that the Uganda Clinical Guidelines (UCG) 2023 will help in presenting updated practical and useful information on diagnosing and managing common health conditions in Uganda, thereby providing accessible, equitable and quality services to the population.


Dr. Moris Seru, Acting Commissioner for Health Services, Department of Pharmaceuticals and Natural Medicines, said this 4th edition of the UCG 2023 will provide evidence-based, practical, and implementable guidance to offer the most cost-effective and affordable

treatment for priority health conditions in the country.


He added that the UCG 2023 is a

valuable tool to support daily clinical practice by providing a reliable reference for health workers on the appropriate management of Uganda’s common health condition and to promote availability of medicines at all levels of care.


Among the participants were USAID, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), PEPFAR, National Medical Stores, National Drug Authority, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Global Fund, UNFPA, UNICEF, Chemonics, HEPS-U, Regional Referral Hospitals, Makerere

University, Medical Teams Uganda Ltd, Medical Access, IRC, Living Goods, SAMASHA, and others.







Tuesday 18th June 2024 07:11:26 PM