Quick Facts

  • Officially the Republic of Uganda
  • Independence: 1962 (from UK)
  • Location: East-Central Africa – west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Capital: Kampala (pop. 1.936 million)
  • Divided into four districts
  • Official language: English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Population: 37,101,745
  • One of the poorest countries in the world with 37.7% of the country living below the poverty line.
  • Literacy rate: 78.4%
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • A republic
  • President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni (since seizing power on 26 January 1986) – re-elected by popular vote

Healthcare Statistics

  • Infant mortality rate: 59.21/1,000 births
  • Maternal mortality rate: 343/100,000
  • Life expectancy: 54.93 years
  • Health expenditures: 9.8% GDP
  • Physicians density: 0.12/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 0.5/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: 7.25%
  • Infectious disease risk: very high
  • Infectious diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, typhoid fever, malaria, dengue fever, schistosomiasis, rabies, African trypanosomiasis
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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