PLAN INTERNATIONAL IN UGANDA

Since 1992 we've been working in partnership with local communities in Uganda to improve their quality of life and champion their rights to health, education and protection.

CHALLENGES

Uganda is one of the world's poorest countries, with more than half the population living in absolute poverty.
  • Many children die of preventable or treatable diseases - 103,000 each year don't live to see their fifth birthday.
  • Around 65% of the population do not have adequate sanitation facilities.
  • One in three children suffers from stunted growth caused by malnutrition.
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Girls playing netball after receiving menstrual hygiene management training at a school supported by Plan International
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Peninah learning at a school supported by Plan International.
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A boy drinks water from a tap supported by Plan International.

How we're helping

There are children in Uganda today who, despite being poor, are getting the health care that gives them the best chance for the future.

That's because children and pregnant women in hundreds of communities have access to health care in Plan International clinics, including immunisation, treatment for malnutrition, and drugs to prevent mothers from transmitting HIV to their babies.

We also provide modern, safe water points, protecting even more children from diseases like diarrhea and cholera. We are also building latrines in schools and homes so that children have somewhere safe to go to the toilet.

And we build preschools so that thousands of four- to five-year-olds have somewhere safe to play and learn.