In 2015, an estimated 1.5 million people in Uganda were infected with HIV, and the HIV prevalence rate in the country was 7.2 percent.
As of 2016, the five leading causes of death in Uganda included communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, respiratory tract infections, and diarrheal diseases. The risk factors most responsible for death and disability include child and maternal malnutrition, unprotected sexual activity, multiple sex partners, contaminated water, poor sanitation, and air pollution.
What is our response?
We began the Rotary Family Health Days program in Uganda in 2011. Each subsequent year the program has improved in both continuity and impact. Read more about our program here.