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Uganda Feature Imaga

CDC’s partnership with Uganda dates to 1991 when the agency began HIV/AIDS research in the country. By 1994, CDC had established a Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) at Makerere University. With the establishment of PEPFAR in 2003, Uganda became a focus country for the initiative, and CDC began supporting the implementation of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services. CDC continues to partner with the Ministry as well as more than two dozen local organizations in provision of these and other health services.

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CDC office (physical presence)
127 Locally Employed Staff
20 Direct Hires
2 Contractors and Fellows

Uganda at a Glance

Population: 35,621,000
Per capita income: $1,190
Life expectancy at birth women/men: 55/53 yrs
Under 5 mortality: 74/1000 live births
Source: PRB 2012 World Population Data Sheet

Top 10 Causes of Death

Source: GBD Compare 2010
  1. HIV 17%
  2. Malaria 12%
  3. Lower Respiratory Infections 7%
  4. Tuberculosis 5%
  5. Meningitis 4%
  6. Cardiovascular Diseases 4%
  7. Cancer 4%
  8. Diarrheal Diseases 3%
  9. Road Injuries 3%
  10. Ischemic Heart Disease 2%

What CDC Is Doing

  • In 2012, CDC-Uganda supported ART for more than 228,000 people and care for nearly 400,000.
  • In 2012, CDC-Uganda support of PMTCT transmission services allowed more than 725,000 pregnant women to be counseled and tested and receive HIV results. Of these pregnant women, more than 48,000 were started on ART.
  • 800,000 houses sprayed, 3 million residents protected from malaria in 10 districts; households with at least 1 insecticide-treated bednet increased from 16% to 60% in 2012.
  • 130 people received rapid prophylaxis for plague; no further cases occurred in 2012.
  • Page last reviewed: March 30, 2015
  • Page last updated: March 30, 2015
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