Uganda

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 37.78 million
  • Population under 15 years: 48%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 59 years
  • Human Development Index: 163 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 7.3%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.9 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 29.5%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 40%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2011

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UNICEF30 Nov 2017

UNICEF is seeking a consultant to conduct a mapping of residential care facilities in Uganda. 

David Kaawa-Mafigiri & Eddy Walakira1 Nov 2017

This book provides a unique perspective on addressing issues of various forms of violence against children from scholars within Uganda. 

Child's i Foundation and Better Care Network17 Oct 2017

In this video, Dinah Mwesigye, a social worker at Retrak in Kampala, Uganda, describes the process of finding foster families for street-connected children who are not able to be reunified with their biological families. 

Child's i Foundation and Better Care Network10 Oct 2017

In this video, social worker Diana Nyakarungi describes how Ekisa Ministries in Jinja, Uganda supports parents to care for their children with special needs within the community. 

Child's i Foundation and Better Care Network10 Oct 2017

In this video, social worker Evelyn Nateza describes the process used by Child's i Foundation to find Ugandan adoptive families for hard-to-place children.

Child's i Foundation and Better Care Network9 Oct 2017

In this video, Dinah Mwesigye, a social worker at Retrak in Kampala, Uganda, describes Retrak’s work with street-connected children to prepare them for foster care.

Child's i Foundation and Better Care Network9 Oct 2017

In this video, Juliet Birungi, a social worker at Abide Family Center in Jinja, Uganda, describes the Center’s work to preserve families and prevent family separation. 

Child's i Foundation and Better Care Network9 Oct 2017

In this video, Maureen Orogot, a Social Worker at Child’s i Foundation in Uganda, shares the progress Child’s i Foundation has made on transitioning from a residential care model of alternative care to professional foster care. 

MEASURE Evaluation 22 Sep 2017

International actors and representatives from Armenia, Ghana, Moldova, and Uganda convened in London September 11-15 2017 to learn and share experiences to inform the alternative care reform process in the four countries. 

MEASURE Evaluation and USAID 15 Sep 2017

This infographic provides a historical timeline of the alternative care reform process in Uganda, marking key achievements in the establishment of policies, guidelines, procedures, and programs to improve the quality of care and protection for children without adequate family care. 

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