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UGANDA HEALTH STATISTICS

As a non-profit, IDA Global is committed to improving the health status in Uganda especially in areas that lack access to affordable health care, ensuring that we, in our capacity, can provide effective, essential health services. Part of  that work is monitoring health statistics in Uganda as collected and reported by the IDA Global Research team and leading medical, governmental and NGO organizations.

How much is spent on health – now, and in the future – and from which sources?

*"Expected" is the future growth trajectory based on past growth.

See related publication: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01258-7

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How well is this country or territory providing effective, essential health services?

*The average rate of change was statistically significant for that time period.

The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) effective coverage index aims to represent service coverage across population health needs and how much these services could contribute to improved health.

See related publication: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30750-9

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What causes the most deaths?

Top 10 causes of total number of deaths in 2019 and percent change 2009–2019, all ages combined.

See related publication: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30925-9

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What causes the most death and disability combined?

Top 10 causes of death and disability (DALYs) in 2019 and percent change 2009–2019, all ages combined

See related publication: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30925-9

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What risk factors drive the most death and disability combined?

Top 10 risks contributing to total number of DALYs in 2019 and percent change 2009–2019, all ages combined.

See related publication: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30752-2

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More Health Statistics in Uganda
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Uganda Bureau of Statistics

There are a number of valuable statistics and reports on the Uganda Bureau of Statistics website.

Of particular interest is the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011 (PDF).

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Statistics from the World Health Organization

Life expectancy at birth m/f (years): 54/57

Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births): 90

Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population): 410/363

Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2011): 128

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2011): 9.5

More health statistics are available on the Uganda page of the WHO website.

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Statistics from the CIA World Factbook

Birth rate: 44.5 births/1,000 population (2013 est.). - Country comparison to the world: 3

Death rate: 11.26 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.) - Country comparison to the world: 35

Maternal mortality rate: 310 deaths/100,000 live births (2010). - Country comparison to the world: 36

Infant mortality rate: total: 62.47 deaths/1,000 live births. -Country comparison to the world: 22

Total fertility rate: 6.06 children born/woman (2013 est.). Country comparison to the world: 4

Health expenditures: 9% of GDP (2010). Country comparison to the world: 45

Physicians density: 0.12 physicians/1,000 population (2005)

Hospital bed density: 0.5 beds/1,000 population (2010)

The above statistics have been recorded on the CIA World Factbook.

While Uganda's healthcare system has improved, there are still challenges. One of the primary reasons is a lack of medical resources required to compete with countries such as the United States in medical advancement. The Ugandan government continues to seek aid and find other ways to ensure that its people receive the best possible care. With these efforts, Ugandan healthcare should continue to improve.

- IDA Global Research Team

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