Uganda Program Updates

Program Updates for USAID Uganda

Last updated: May 16, 2019

May 15, 2019

For decades Karamoja was a site of a brutal conflict between tribes who fought over land, raided cattle, and revenged the thefts with violence and sometimes death. Although the Ugandan government has successfully campaigned to disarm tribes since 2001, sporadic cattle raiding continues to ignite anger and periodic violence.

March 28, 2019

She was minutes old when we met her cuddled on her mother. Linda Chepkemboi rested her hand protectively over her baby.  This 19-year-old mother was tired but happy, and her child, yet to be named, was her first. Linda was forced to drop out of school and leave her parents’ home, when she discovered she was pregnant. 

March 28, 2019

Fifteen years ago, Lauben Agaba, a farmer and father of five children, tested positive for HIV at Rushooka Health Center located in the southwestern Ugandan district of Ntungamo. His wife Ruth tested negative; both thought there was no hope for their family.

November 29, 2018

Sixteen-year-old Lisa did not know the value of interaction with peers until she joined the Ariel Club. In a small village of Kayonza in southwestern Uganda, Lisa, a middle school student, lives with her grandmother. She didn’t know that she was born with HIV until she was twelve years old. “At first it was very hard. I always felt sick, I never interacted with other children at school and never participated in any extracurricular activities,” she says.

November 28, 2018

While a teenager in rural Mbale, Sylvia experienced her parents’ divorce. With no secure social support, she lost her teen years to turmoil. “When my parents divorced, it was horrible,” says Sylvia. “Our family broke up. My siblings stayed with different relatives. It was brutal as a teenager trying to find a place in my community.”