As a non-profit, Action for Reproductive Health (ARH) is committed to improving the status of maternal and reproductive health in Uganda. Part of that work is monitoring health statistics in Uganda as collected and reported by leading medical, governmental and NGO organisations.
Health Statistics in Uganda
Uganda Bureau of Statistics
There are a number of valuable statistics and reports on the Uganda Bureau of Statisctics website.
Of particular interest is the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011 (PDF).
Statistics from the World Health Organisation
The following statistics have been recorded on the website of the World Health Organization.
Life expectancy at birth m/f (years): 54/57
Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births): 90
Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population): 410/363
Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2011): 128
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2011): 9.5
Further health statistics are available on the Uganda page of the WHO website.
Statistics from the CIA World Factbook
The following statistics have been recorded on the CIA World Factbook.
Birth rate: 44.5 births/1,000 population (2013 est.). Country comparison to the world: 3
Death rate: 11.26 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.) Country comparison to the world: 35
Maternal mortality rate: 310 deaths/100,000 live births (2010). Country comparison to the world: 36
Infant mortality rate: total: 62.47 deaths/1,000 live births. country comparison to the world: 22
- Male: 72 deaths/1,000 live births
- Female: 52.66 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 53.98 years. country comparison to the world: 208
- Male: 52.65 years
- Female: 55.35 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate: 6.06 children born/woman (2013 est.). Country comparison to the world: 4
Health expenditures: 9% of GDP (2010). country comparison to the world: 45
Physicians density: 0.12 physicians/1,000 population (2005)
Hospital bed density: 0.5 beds/1,000 population (2010)