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

African patients adhere well to anti-HIV regimens

Project Update 13 Sep 2003

Uganda/ART: Developing programmes to assist in HIV care

Project Update 1 Dec 2002
Ebola and Marburg

Ebola outbreak: The worst thought to be over

Project Update 12 Nov 2000

Ebola still not under control in Uganda

Project Update 6 Nov 2000

Ebola outbreak

Press Release 19 Oct 2000

Mystery disease kills 30 Ugandans

Project Update 13 Oct 2000