About Uganda

Basic Facts

  • Median age – 15 years old
  • Life expectancy – 53 years old (Ranked 205 out of 223 countries)
  • Average income - $300 annually (less than $1 per day)
  • Female Head of Households – 48%
  • Orphans – 2.5 million... almost half due to AIDS

Health & Wellness Challenges

  • HIV/AIDS – 1.2 million, 6.5% of population. Higher rates in rural area due to lack of education.
  • Food or waterborne disease such as bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis, and typhoid fever.
  • Vector-borne diseases such as malaria, plague, and African sleeping sickness
  • Lack of clean water, general hygiene, and means to treat common illness
  • 20% of children under five are either moderately or severely underweight

Education

  • Literacy rate – 66% over age of 15 can read & write