As a developing country, health in Uganda lags behind many other countries . Recent statistics show that child mortality (death before the age of five years) occurs in 90 of every 1000 live births.

Uganda’s health system is divided into national and district-based levels. At the national level are the National Referral Hospitals, Regional Referral Hospitals and semi-autonomous institutions including the Uganda Blood Transfusion Services and National Medical Stores, among others.

Sexual health

Sexual health in Uganda is affected by the high prevalence of HIV and several STIs, the poor health seeking behaviours regarding STIs, violence and some practices such as FGM that affect female sexuality in isolated communities in north east parts of the country.

Gender Based Violence

Domestic Violence is a key issue in reproductive health and rights and most of the domestic violence is gender based. Physical violence is the most prevalent with one quarter of women reporting it. Intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence in Uganda that could affect reproductive health rights. However, reporting domestic violence is not a common thing in Uganda.

Men’s health

Men have been more or less ignored in Uganda in sexual and Reproductive health. However there are issues that affect men including violence, sexually transmitted diseases, prostate cancers, infertility, and HIV specifically. A lot needs to be explored in this area especially with men having poor health seeking behaviours.



Below are polls run on the health sector in Uganda.

Polls part of this campaign:
In your district, what would be the best solution to improve the professionalism of medical staff?

How to improve professional performance of medical staff?

Is cost-sharing in healthcare a solution to our medical problems?

Has the RDC or the deputy ever visited your area (Sub County)?