Life expectancy and health
- By 2010, Uganda's infant mortality rate had nearly halved.
- Uganda life expectancy at birth in 2010 was 53 years old.Reasons:
- 80% of babies are born with no skilled health workers in attendance.
- 24% of families are undernourished.
- Living conditions are poor for many.
- Only 64% have access to save water.
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- Primary school education is free, however, secondary is not. Many families cannot afford this.
- Few go to university, there is only one place for every 30,000 students.
- Few girls recieve secondary school education, because families spend their limited money on boys.
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- Uganda has one of the world's most youthful populations.
- In 2010, 50% of the population was under 15.
- The medium age was 15.
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Cancelling Uganda's debt
In 2000 and 2005, Uganda's debt was cancelled by the world's most richest countries under condition that they spent the saved money on reducing poverty and improving health and education.
- Spending on healthcare has risen by 70%.
- Spending on education has risen by 40%. Free primary school education is universal, with girls benefiting the most.
- 2.2 million people now have access to clean water.
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