Uganda, “the pearl of Africa,” is a rapidly-growing country in East Africa with a diverse landscape and a large youth population. Addressing global health issues such as HIV/AIDS and family planning remains challenging despite tremendous government leadership and impressive work from civil society organizations.
We are proud to have worked in Uganda since 2009, partnering with the Ministry of Health and a number of NGOs countrywide to develop the next generation of health leaders. To date, we have recruited and trained 160 young leaders placed within 35 partner organizations.
Our fellows work on issues ranging from conservation health to malaria prevention; our highly engaged and dynamic alumni network represents a bright future for health leadership in Uganda.
- 7 years developing emerging leaders
- 35 partner organizations worked with to date
- 160 total number of young leaders trained
GHC Voices in Uganda
- TEDxNakasero Women: Uganda alum Rebecca Rwakabukoza explores the authenticity of storytelling, the preservation of women’s identity, and historical happenings in Uganda today.
- Fishermen Fatalism and An Increasing Risk of HIV in Uganda: Savannah Russo and Heather Zimmerman, 2014-2015 Uganda alums, examine the social, economic and political reasons why men who fish for a living in Uganda are at especially high risk for HIV infection.
- Culture or Contraception: What Drives High Fertility Rates in Eastern Uganda?: Orrin Tiberi, a 2014-2015 Uganda alum, highlights his impact evaluation of the Uganda Village Project to find that more work has to be done to improve access to family planning.
- The (Not-So) Secret Suffering of Health Workers in Uganda: Taylor Hendricks, 2015-2016 alum, decries the poor conditions Ugandan health workers endure and the need to strengthen the health system from the inside-out.
- Reimagining the Quality of Primary Education in Uganda: 2012-2013 Uganda alum James K. Arinaitwe emphasizes the importance of quality education for all.