Health Systems bottles – necks and evidence-based district health planning. Experiences from the district health system in Uganda

Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson is a health systems and public health specialist at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and the Chair of the Emerging Voices for Global Health Network (EV4GH).  In 2017 she defended her doctoral thesis ”Health systems bottlenecks and evidence-based district health planning: Experiences from the district health system in Uganda” at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Uppsala University. Her current work is related to health systems strengthening, how to improve the sub-national level health systems and building the capacity of young researchers mainly for Low and Middle-Income countries in Health policy and systems research. Dorcus has worked in sub-Saharan countries at the sub-national and national level and with bilateral and international organizations like Sida in Sub-Saharan countries and the World Health Organization.

This Development Dissertation Brief (DDB) is a summary of Dorcus’s doctoral thesis. The DDB was presented at a seminar at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on June 12th, 2018.