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
 
South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda
Photo Story

South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda

26 Jan 2017
Photo Story
 
Uganda overwhelmed as tens of thousands flee violence in South Sudan
Uganda

Testimonies from Bidi Bidi refugee camp

Voices from the Field 17 Nov 2016
 
Uganda overwhelmed as tens of thousands flee violence in South Sudan
Uganda

Country overwhelmed as tens of thousands flee violence in South Sudan

Crisis Update 15 Nov 2016
 
A Fair Shot 1 million pneumonia deaths infographic
Access to medicines

2,500 flowers are placed in front of Pfizer’s HQ, representing number of children who die of pneumonia each day.

Press Release 27 Apr 2016
 
La malaria sigue su escalada en Congo
Global

World Malaria Day: five challenges in the fight against the disease

Project Update 25 Apr 2016
 
CAR - Slideshow: Multi-antigenes Vaccination campaign - 04
Vaccination

High vaccine prices hamper immunisation efforts in Africa, but are missing from agenda of key vaccination conference

Press Release 24 Feb 2016