Uganda

Hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled to northern Uganda following violence in South Sudan. Uganda is currently the largest refugee hosting country in Africa.

We are working to provide medical care, mother and child health services, and water and sanitation activities for South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Uganda.

Although the number of new cases per year has been declining, seven per cent of the population (about 1.5 million people) is HIV positive.

We offer point-of-care viral load testing in Arua regional hospital, which facilitates rapid detection and early treatment, leading to an improved outcomes for patients.

In Kasese, we run a clinic providing basic and comprehensive healthcare to adolescents, including sexual and reproductive health services, and HIV and tuberculosis (TB) prevention, screening and treatment.

In 2020, MSF teams responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, including with health promotion messages in communities.

In 2019
 
Marburg fever - Kabale District, Uganda
Uganda

MSF responds to an outbreak of Marburg fever

Project Update 30 Oct 2017
 
Uganda

Despite generous policy, basic needs of refugees are not being met

Press Release 19 Jun 2017
 
South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda
Uganda

At night, I can’t stop thinking about what is going to happen to me and my children

Voices from the Field 18 May 2017
 
People fetching water in Palorinya refugee camp, Uganda
Uganda

Over 900,000 South Sudanese refugees are in need of humanitarian aid

Project Update 18 May 2017
 
Uganda

Crisis Update - May 2017

Crisis Update 17 May 2017
 
Journal article

MSF publishes study on the accuracy of HIV rapid diagnostic tests

20 Apr 2017
Journal article