Uganda Country Director
For 25 years, IntraHealth has collaborated with Uganda’s government and national health associations to train health workers and improve the country’s health services.
Uganda has only one doctor, nurse, or midwife for every 714 people—a critical health workforce shortage. Only 69% of public-sector positions are currently filled. And while 87% of the population is rural, most of the health workforce is concentrated in cities. Performance problems, low retention, lack of skills, poor motivation, and absenteeism abound within the health workforce.
Despite the country's hard work in recent years to improve the health of its population, HIV, malaria, and other communicable diseases continue to strain the health system. HIV/AIDS remains the top cause of death in Uganda.
But IntraHealth and Uganda’s Ministries of Health, Education, and Public Service are determined to change that. Together, we're working to: