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[updated 20 Dec. 2023] The need for accessible rehabilitation and assistive technology services is urgent and growing in Uganda. As in many low-income countries, Uganda is struggling to implement World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for establishing rehabilitation and assistive technology as essential components of quality health services within the framework of universal health coverage. Meanwhile, a rise in both communicable and non-communicable diseases—including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases—as well as injuries due to road traffic and violence and the health challenges associated with demographic ageing have contributed to a relatively high disability prevalence rate of 12.4% of Ugandans ages two and above .

Learn more about the Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) consortium’s approach and work in Uganda.

Uganda brief front page

ReLAB-HS Uganda country brief