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THETA-Uganda is a not-for-profit Ugandan Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and company limited by guarantee. The Organization was founded as a research project in 1992 and registered as an NGO in 1995. THETA's core mandate is to improve health and access to health care through promotion of collaboration between the traditional and biomedical health care systems. THETA's objectives are: To promote research in traditional medicine; strengthen capacity for holistic health care; to build models for traditional and conventional medicine integration; and to empower communities to take charge of their health.

Since inception THETA has had operations in over fourty with its programmes implemented in all regions of Uganda. The geographical coverage has however been influenced by the availability of resources for its programmes. THETA currently operates in fifteen districts. THETA's work is implemented in partnership with the district local governments and in collaboration with other civil society partners.


A society where people enjoy good health as a result of their own collective actions as well as access to quality holistic health services.


To improve health of society through strengthening collaboration between the traditional and biomedical health care systems and communities


THETA has established fundamental guiding principles that shape its work and form the basic standards for decisions and actions. The staff behaviour and performance is regularly assessed upon the following core values:
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Mutual Partnership
  • Team work