“This week, the floods destroyed the houses of many residents in Base zone, and many people including their little children do not have where to stay and their property has been destroyed.”

Community Leader

Katwe II Slum

Uganda

Although Uganda is rural, with only 18% urbanized land, it is among the most rapidly urbanizing countries in sub-Saharan Africa.  According to World Bank indicators, 53.6% of Uganda’s urban population was living in slums as of 2015. To meet nutrition and WASH challenges, among others, the Ugandan government and partnering organizations have made progress developing policies and strategies that address the urban poor. The assessment findings highlight additional gaps and opportunities to use evidence to inform action.

Source: Uganda Country Brief

Community Partner Team Members:

Mrs. Resty Babirye Okello
Graduate Student
Makerere University School of Public Health

Ms. Teddy Kisembo
Researcher
Makerere Urban Action Lab

Ms. Judith Mbabazi
Researcher
Makerere Urban Action Lab

Mr. George Mugoma
Community Mobilisation and Youth leader
National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda (Makindye)

Mr. Frederick Mugisa
Programmes Coordinator
ACTogether Uganda

 Infectious Diseases Institute Team:

Ms. Sharon Among
HEARD project Administrative Assistant

Mr. Joseph Ssenkumba
Senior Grant Manager

Mr. Tom Kakaire
Head of Strategic Planning and Development

Dr. Agnes Nanyonjo
Locum

Dr. Jane. F.N. Wanyama
Senior Technical Lead of the HEARD Project