Augustine who has cataracts walks to the nearby Victoria Nile River to fetch water.
  • 5.8m People with disability [1]
  • 98,000 People who are blind [2]
  • 20% People live in poverty [3]

Uganda’s relative stability, after years of civil war and repression, is bringing improved economic prosperity. However, huge challenges remain for this East African country with its fast-growing population now standing at 39 million. It is ranked 163rd out of 188 countries for life expectancy, education and income in the latest UN Human Development Index.

Quality healthcare is difficult to access in Uganda, particularly for people with disabilities and for those in rural areas where many of the poorest people live.

CBM has been working with our partners in Uganda for decades, working across the country to prevent avoidable blindness, improve health and help people with disabilities go to school, earn a living, access health care/rehabilitation and secure respect in their communities.

  • [1] 15% of population – WHO estimate that 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability.
  • [2] IAPB, Vision Atlas. 
  • [3] World Bank.


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