Although health indicators are steadily improving, Uganda’s population is among the fastest growing in the world, and efforts to further strengthen the country’s health systems are critical to keeping up with rising demand. USAID trains health and community outreach workers in treating tuberculosis and malaria, and supports the large-scale delivery of highly effective services including immunization against childhood diseases, nutritional assistance, and distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets that help prevent malaria.
Programs also strengthen Uganda’s decentralized health system and improve the quality of and access to family planning services and maternal and newborn health. In 2010, USAID’s programs reached over 9.5 million children and 1.9 million women of reproductive age with health services that included immunization, nutritional supplements, de-worming, and obstetric care and fistula repairs.
Through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, USAID supports the scaling up of innovative, effective HIV/AIDS control efforts. This includes collaboration with government, religious, private and community-based institutions to provide better prevention, care and treatment.
Last updated: January 13, 2014