This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.
Last Published: 3/30/2019


Uganda’s medical facilities are attracting U.S. investors, especially in private medical care and oncology.  On June 26, 2018 the U.S. Trade Development Agency, signed a $125,000 training grant with Uganda’s Ministry of Health to train Ugandan medical staff on the use of a state-of-the-art linear accelerator manufactured by U.S. firm Varian Medical Systems at the Uganda Cancer Institute.  In 2017, the U.S. government provided Uganda’s health sector with $621.5 million for health programs, facilities, purchasing pharmaceuticals, and purchasing medical equipment.

Health Sector Stats20122013201420152016
Medical and Pharmaceutical product exports (USD)9,150,00010,656,0009,769,00012,323,00025,619,000
Medical and Pharmaceutical product imports (USD)255,845,000350,155,000360,556,000373,364,000315,603,000

Leading Sub-Sectors

Equipment:  Record management equipment and systems; ultrasound; electrocardiographs; Dopplers for obstetrics; pulse oximeters; ventilators; cardiac echo machines; treadmill stress machines; and lab equipment (including equipment needed for microbiology, hematology, chemistry, and histopathology).


Importing medical equipment:  With Uganda’s lack of medical infrastructure and large influx of donor support for health programs, demand for medical equipment continues to rise.

Web Resources

Uganda Cancer Institute
Mulago Hospital
Gulu Independent Hospital
The Surgery Hospital
International Medical Group
Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration
Uganda Virus Research Center
Joint Clinical Research Center
Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Kigezi International School of Medicine
National Drug Authority

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Uganda Medical Devices Trade Development and Promotion