Uganda

Population: 50 million (June 2009 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $1,300 (2009 est.)

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa, bordered by Kenya, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. Since the mid-1980s Uganda has enjoyed relative political stability and with this solid economic growth. In terms of public health the Ugandan Government has a strong commitment to improve chronically underfunded health care services and improve access for the general population.

Implementing Partner in-Country: Ministry of Health, Uganda (Dr James Sekajugo – Principal Medical Officer, NCD Prevention and Control), and Dr Bahendeka K Silver (Chair, IDF Africa Region).

Website: http://www.health.go.ug

LIFE FOR A CHILD SUPPORT

Commenced: 2010

Type of support: Life for a Child is currently in the final stages of talks with the Ugandan Ministry of Health to commence support for 60 children and youth in Mbarara and Kagando. Initial support will consist of donated insulin from Eli Lilly and education resources.