Posts tagged as:


country briefing: Uganda – health

by admin on September 1, 2010

Kyetume Team- Yuko Amizaki, Terry Hu, Shirley Li, Jeongyeon Shim
for Global Health Delivery Lab, February 2011

Health Indicators, prevalence of diseases, other measures

Major Infectious Diseases:

Degree of risk: very high

Food or waterborne diseases:

  • bacterial diarrhea
  • hepatitis A
  • typhoid fever

Vectorborne diseases:

  • malaria
  • plague
  • African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)

Water contact disease: schistosomiasis (bilharzia)

Animal contact disease: rabies (2009)

(CIA World Factbook)

Sample health statistics:

Indicator Statistic
UN Human Development Index Rank 143 of 169 2010, UNDP
Population 33,400,000 2010, CIA
Urban Population (%) 13% 2008, UNICEF
Drinking water coverage (%) 64% 2008, UNICEF
Avg Life Expectancy at birth (total, f, m) 53, 54, 52 2010, CIA
Maternal Mortality Ratio (per 100,000 live births) 440 2008, UNICEF
Infant Mortality Rate (per 1000 live births) 63.7 2010, CIA
TB Prevalence (per 100,000) 426 2009, WHO
TB Incidence (per 100,000) 330 2009, USAID
TB Incidence in HIV+ people (per 100,000) 128 2009, WHO
Adult HIV Prevalence Rate 6.5% 2010, UNAIDS
HIV+ Incident in TB cases 39% 2009, WHO
Estimated Number of People Living with HIV (total) 1,200,000 2010, UNAIDS
Estimated ART Coverage *WHO 2010 Guidelines 39% 2010, UNAIDS

Refer to attached charts.

Health Systems Overview

Uganda’s healthcare expenditure amounted to $25 per capita as of 2006. This is slightly higher than other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa ($24), though lower than the average for all low income countries ($27). At the same time, it should be noted that Uganda spends a higher share of its GNI to healthcare, 7.2%, compared to 4.8% and 4.6% for sub-Saharan Africa and low income countries respectively (WDI & WHO data).

The sources of healthcare expenditures are composed of three primary sources. Out-of-pocket expenses accounted for the largest share, with 37.9%, followed by the government with 33.6%, and external sources with 28.5% (World Bank, 2010). [click to continue…]


country briefing: Uganda – culture

September 1, 2010

Uganda History and Recent Events Pre-colonial Uganda The oldest inhabitants of Uganda were indigenous hunter gatherers, but between approximately 500 BC and 1000 AD multiple populations migrated to the region and created a diverse ethnic make-up.  These populations introduced agriculture and cattle-herding, contributing to the early economic development of the region.  By the 16th century, more »

Read the full article →

country briefing: South Africa – health

September 1, 2010

Team: Eric Berger, Tara Thomas, Heather Vital, and Anne Wang for GHD Lab, February 22, 2011 Instructor: Professor Anjali Sastry; TA: Lilian Tse Health Indicators, Prevalence of Diseases, Other Measures South Africa’s health landscape is extraordinarily dynamic especially due to the ravaging effects of HIV.  In 2007, the WHO estimated that 17.64% of the population more »

Read the full article →

country briefing: South Africa – culture

September 1, 2010

Section 3: History, culture, society, politics, education Overview of the nation’s history and recent events History of South Africa Before AD 100: Most of today’s black South Africans belong to the Bantu language group, which migrated south from central Africa, settling in the Transvaal region sometime before AD 100. 1500: The Nguni, ancestors of the more »

Read the full article →

country briefing: Uganda – economy

September 1, 2010

Country Briefing – Uganda Section 1: Economy and Business Climate Macroeconomic and human development indicators: INDICATOR YEAR Population (millions) 32.71 2009 Population growth (annual %) 3.3 2009 GNI, Atlas method (current US$) (billions) 15.20 2009 GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) 460 2009 Mortality rate, under-5 (per 1,000) 128 2009 Maternal mortality ratio (per more »

Read the full article →

country briefing: South Africa – economy

September 1, 2010

GHD Lab Spring 2011 Section 1: Economy and Business Climate of South Africa Macroeconomic, human development, and other broad indicators South Africa is the largest economy in Africa with a GDP of approximately $530 billion (2010 $, PPP) and the 26th largest economy in the world.[1] However, South Africa’s GDP per capita (PPP) of $10,700 more »

Read the full article →

country briefing: Kenya

September 1, 2010

Kenya Country Briefing Section 1: Economy and Business Climate 1.1 Demographic – Population of Kenya: 37,538,000 – (34th most populous country and growing at 2.75%) – Capital: Nairobi, is the second largest capital city in Africa after Cairo and when combined with Mombasa, houses over 70% of the Kenyan population. – The prevalence of HIV/AIDS has more »

Read the full article →

country briefing: India – health

September 1, 2010

Compiled by Michael Chang, Yechiel Engelhard, Lisa Frist and Gabrielle Tiven (CARE Rural Health Mission) Overview 1.      Health Indicators & Disease Prevalence 2.      Healthcare System 3.      Health Inequality 4.      Impact of public health & the health system on enterprises’ roles in delivering health care Given social and economic inequality in India, it is not surprising more »

Read the full article →