How to Keep Healthy on a Uganda Safari

Visitors are encouraged to bring personal supplies of medicines that are likely to be needed, but enquire first at the embassy or high commission whether such supplies may be freely imported. Comprehensive health insurance is also essential and should include cover for emergency air repatriation in case of serious accident or illness.

Uganda’s health has improved well with different health facilities at different administrative levels, like Health center 1, 2, 3, 4 and referral hospitals. There are almost referral hospitals in every region and Mulago hospital is the country’s main referral hospital offering health services to almost every kind of patients.

With mass immunization in the recent past, the country has ably manned the spread of diseases like polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus and measles among others. The country’s greatest challenge now remains with Malaria and AIDS despite government’s vigorous effort to calm them down. ARVs have been availed to most health centers and hospitals, and mosquito nets have been supplied almost to every household. With the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, Uganda dances to a different tune, with the greatest experience and success in fighting the disease on a number of occasions. Hepatitis A, Yellow fever and rabies are the common diseases immunized as one enters or leaves Uganda. Other disease immunized include; diphtheria, typhoid, hepatitis B and malaria among others.