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  • The impact of the development gap in Uganda
    • Key facts
      • Resources – copper, cobalt and hydro-electric power, coffee, tobacco, sugar cane and tea
    • Social
      • Infant mortality rates 106 per 1000 live births for the poorest and 20 per 1000 live births for the wealthiest
      • 24% of families are undernourished
      • Lack of money from exports means government has limited funding for healthcare and education
      • Only 60% have access to safe water
      • First government in Africa to attract international aid for a HIV/AIDs education programme = only 6% of population infected
      • Only 17% of girls attend secondary school
      • Women marry at the age of 15
      • High fertility rate – 6.8 children per woman
    • Environmental
      • Widespread malaria and cholera
  • Population of 31 million
    • Key facts
      • Resources – copper, cobalt and hydro-electric power, coffee, tobacco, sugar cane and tea
  • 2005 life expectancy was 49.7 years
    • Social
      • Infant mortality rates 106 per 1000 live births for the poorest and 20 per 1000 live births for the wealthiest
      • 24% of families are undernourished
      • Lack of money from exports means government has limited funding for healthcare and education
      • Only 60% have access to safe water
      • First government in Africa to attract international aid for a HIV/AIDs education programme = only 6% of population infected
      • Only 17% of girls attend secondary school
      • Women marry at the age of 15
      • High fertility rate – 6.8 children per woman
  • Only 43% have access to sanitation
    • Economic
      • The impact of the development gap in Uganda
        • Environmental
          • Widespread malaria and cholera
      • In 2005 – GDP per capita was $1454
      • Economy based on export sale of primary goods = low prices
    • In 1992, debt was $1.9 billion
      • Economic
        • In 2005 – GDP per capita was $1454
        • Economy based on export sale of primary goods = low prices
    • 2000 the World Bank cancelled most of the debt through the HIPC scheme totally $1.5 billion ? increased spending on public services by 20% ? 10% more of the population now have access to clean water
      • At risk from droughts especially linked to climate change
        • Raw material exploitation has led to destruction of the natural environment e.g. mining, removal of trees for agriculture

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