My constituency has been lacking better health services for a very long time. My goal is to contribute to improvement in quality, availability and accessibility of health services. The purpose of the program is to increase the citizens’ voice for quality service delivery.
As a developing country, health in Uganda lags behind many other countries but is at par with the countries in the World Health Organization's (WHO) Africa region. As of 2013, life expectancy at birth in Uganda was 58 years, lower than any other country in the East African Community except for Burundi. As of 2015, the probability of a child dying before reaching age five was 5.5 percent (55 deaths for every 1,000 live births). Total health expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) was 9.8 percent in 2013.
Uganda was hit very hard by the outbreak of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in East Africa. In the early 1990s, 13 percent of Ugandan residents had HIV. This had fallen to 4.1 percent by the end of 2003, the most effective national response to AIDS of any African country (see AIDS in Africa).
Uganda is home to the Uganda Virus Research Institute, considered one of the most advanced viral research facilities in East Africa and one of the three countries where randomised controlled trials for male circumcision were conducted to inform the WHO policy decision on voluntary medical circumcision.