Country overview

Macro-economic and population profile[1]

GDP per capita (USD) (2016) 580.40
Inflation, GDP deflator (annual %) (2016) 3.5
Agriculture, value added (% of GDP) (2016) 26
Industry value added (% of GDP) (2016) 22
Services value added (% of GDP) (2016) 52
Foreign Direct Investment, net inflows (Balance of Payments, current USD) (millions) (2016) 523
Country population (2016) 42.9 million
Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population) (2010) 24.5 (2010)
Urban population growth (annual %) (2016) 5.4
World Bank ease of doing business ranking (out of 190 countries)[2] 122

Malaria burden and funding profile[3]

Estimated number of malaria cases (2016) 7,770,000
Malaria incidence/1,000 population at risk (2015) 218.3
Key national malaria control targets

Reduce annual malaria deaths from 2013 levels to near zero.

Reduce malaria morbidity to 30 cases per 1,000 people.

Reduce malaria parasite prevalence to less than 7%.

Total need (essential commodities + supporting interventions) (2018-2020) (USD) 709,370,000
Total committed (essential commodities + supporting interventions) (2018-2020) (USD) 250,500,405
Total gap in funding (essential commodities + supporting interventions) (2018-2020)(USD) 458,869,595

Sources of funding:



Overview of country economy and private sector landscape

Uganda has transformed itself from a country with a troubled past to one of relative stability and prosperity. Its economy has been growing at rates between 6 and 10% per year over the past ten years and is projected to continue to do so over the coming years.[4] It continues to attract more FDI than many other countries in the region, and the private sector is seen as a key engine for investment and growth. Manufacturing within Uganda has expanded in recent years, and many state-owned enterprises have been privatised.

With regards to health services provision, despite user fees for public health care having been officially abolished more than ten years ago, out-of-pocket payments continue to account for approximately 50% of total health expenditure, indicating that the private sector services are in large demand and to some extent, well-developed across the country[5], though not necessarily well regulated.

There are a growing number of domestic companies in Uganda that have developed an interest in CSR to address health issues in Uganda. These are usually large, high profile national and multinational companies such as Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Total, Tullow Oil Plc, and agricultural companies such as Kakira Sugar Ltd in Uganda.[6]

[1] Sources: World Bank Development Indicators, accessed at: on 17th June 2018; and World Bank Doing Business Reports, accessed at on 17th June 2018.

[2] A ranking of 1 would equate to the highest ease of doing business, with a regulatory environment conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

[3] Sources: World Malaria Report 2017, accessed at on 5th June 2018; and Roll Back Malaria Funding Gap Analysis 2017, accessed at on on 5th June 2018.

[4] World Bank. Uganda Economic Update. 2016. Accessed on on 14th June 2018.

[5] Swecare Foundation. Uganda Health Sector and Partnership Opportunities. 2013. Accessed at on June 14th 2018.

[6] MVO Nederland. Country scan CSR Uganda. 2106. Accessed at  on June 14th 2018.