Entebbe – Kampala – Jinja – Kampala – Mbarara – Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) – Fort Portal – Kampala – Entebbe
In this case, the Park is a short stop on the way of most mornings and afternoons being tied up with either Tropical Medicine lectures or patient rounds.
Genereal Background on Uganda
|Total population (2013)||37,579,000|
|Gross national income per capita (PPP international $, 2013)||1,370|
|Life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2012)||56/58|
|Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births, 0)||not available|
|Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population, 2012)||389/360|
|Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2012)||108|
|Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2012)||8.0|
|Latest data available from the Global Health Observatory|
The mean/median age is ~16 with 48% of the population under the age of 15 and 4% over the age of 60. Obviously, childhood mortality (average family size 5.6 children) is more of a concern than is Alzheimer’s. 15% of the population is urban and birth registration covers perhaps 30% of the children. About 1/2 of births are attended by a qualified attendant. The risk of dying from maternal related causes is 27% for women between 15-49. Makes one understand some of the historical reasons behind the tradition of multiple wives: in these African countries, men don’t raise the children.