We have been working with communities in Uganda since the mid-1980s, having established our Kampala office in 1987. Now, we work across 50 of Uganda's 135 districts.
What do we do?
Amref Health Africa's early projects in Uganda were designed to provide health services and education to communities and local institutions acutely affected by ongoing civil and political unrest. Today, we partner with the Uganda Ministry of Health, Ministry of Water, Ministry of Education and Sport, and numerous corporate and non-profit partners to improve access to health services across the country. Since 1987, we have reached more than 22 million people with health interventions, including 12.5 million women and 9.8 million children.
Our work in Uganda falls under five thematic areas: 1) Reproductive, Maternal, Neo-natal, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH); 2) Disease Prevention and Control (DPC); 3) Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); 4) Health worker training; and 5) Medical specialist outreach.
Meet the people we support in Uganda.
Catherine Aanyu is a 26-year-old midwife from Katakwi, a small town in Eastern Uganda. She's currently building her skills through Amref Health Africa's eLearning programme.
Violet Boonabana was raised by her aunt, a midwife, in Kampala. Growing up, Violet would admire the way her aunt cared for the women in their community. "She made me love and respect the profession," she says. "She showed me how rewarding it is to watch a mother leave the hospital with a healthy, happy baby."
Piwa Maleng: Our clean water
Translating as "Our Clean Water" in Swahili, the Piwa Maleng project aims to improve access to safe, clean water and reduce teenage pregnancy rates in Amuru District, Northern Uganda.