RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN UGANDA; A CASE STUDY OF SIRONKO DISTRICT
NABAFU, SYLVIA NAMANDA
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The study was about the relationship between Resource management and Health service delivery in Sironko DLG in Uganda. The specific objectives were: to examine the relationship between financial resources management and health service delivery, to establish the influence of materials resource management on health service delivery, And to determine the influence of human resource management on health service delivery in Sironko DLG. The study adopted across-sectional descriptive survey design. A total of 123 questionnaires were sent to respondents but 111 actually returned the questionnaires making a response rate of 90 percent. Data analysis was both qualitative and quantitative in nature. The alpha coefficient of reliability for the questionnaire was 91 percent. The study established that materials resources management had a significant influence, whereas financial and human resources had a minimal influence on health service delivery in LGs. Basing on the findings, the study recommends that every health facility should be well equipped with the basic materials and drugs, Laboratories should be made functional and the HMC empowered to monitor efficient use and maintenance of materials. Secondly, the District should improve its absorption capacity so that all financial resources given to the health sector are fully utilized within a specified FY. This could be attained through ensuring early procurement process, participatory budgeting and execution by all stakeholders. Owing to the fact that resource management has many dimensions; the researcher proposes that further research is necessary to expand on the dimensions of resource management to ascertain whether they add incremental variance beyond those employed in the current study.