This village-based program uses a mutual insurance model that has as its objective complete “ownership” of the activities by the members. CIDR-Uganda management defines “ownership” in this case as “a feeling of people that they manage and make all the decisions for the scheme. That they know the scheme is theirs.” CIDR-France has concluded that such “ownership” and the resulting autonomy are not likely to happen with this project within the next ten years. It thus no longer warrants (per CIDR policies) an expatriate manager after the first three-year phase. CIDR is now transferring project management to a newly created NGO (while retaining the same staff and members) called Save for Health Uganda, under local management and with some oversight by CIDR France.

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