Documented Cases

Harmonized district Data Base for sanitation, Hygiene and safe Water

Data and databases, once properly managed, can provide a benchmark for assessing the impact of interventions and future planning, among other benefits. There is a need for commitment from all stakeholders, as well as proper coordination so that the District can equitably offer sustainable services to all its citizens.


In 2007, the Ministry of Health restructured the District Health System with the objective of improving the quality and access to the health services by bringing the health workers closer to the people. The system in Uganda was developed by the British with the introduction of Health Inspectors and Health Assistants which evolved further overtime. A continuous challenge has been filling up of the created positions in the field. This case shows that the increase of health field staff has a direct positive impact on the hygiene practices of the community.