Key Statistics

  • Child survival in Uganda has improved but under nutrition persists; stunting is at 33%,

    UNICEF, 2015
  • Children’s right to protection continues to be a critical challenge given that: 8% of children are critically vulnerable and 43% are moderately vulnerable

    MoGLSD, 2011 and UBOS, 2014a
  • Only 60% of children in Uganda are registered within a year of birth.

    UNICEF Uganda, 2015
  • Uganda ranks among the top 10 countries in the world for high maternal, newborn and child mortality rates.

    UNICEF, Levels and trends in Child Mortality, Report 2015
  • HIV and AIDS is the second leading cause of death among adolescents in Uganda, accounting for 300 deaths a day.

    UNAIDS, 2014
  • Malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia and infections like HIV account for 70% of under-five deaths in Uganda

    MoH, 2013b
  • The percentage of children deprived of access to safe water decreased from 39% to 30% between 2010 and 2013

    MoGLSD et al., 2014
  • Approximately half of pregnant women have access to good-quality antenatal care services and only 57% of babies are delivered in a health facility.

    UBOS and ICF International, 2012
  • In 2011, only 52% of children aged 12–23 months were fully vaccinated and only 40% of children aged 12–23 months were immunised before their first birthday.

    UBoS, 2012
  • The under-five mortality rate in Uganda has not declined fast enough to meet the country’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of 56 per 1,000 live births by the end of 2015 for children under five.

    UNICEF, Levels and trends in Child Mortality, Report 2015