This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.
Last Published: 8/3/2017

Overview
Uganda’s medical facilities remain underfunded and poorly managed, with the GOU dedicating nine percent of the 2016/2017 budget to the health sector.  Uganda’s few public hospitals provide limited services.  To fill the gap, several local and international investors have constructed private hospitals and dental clinics to serve wealthy and middle-class Ugandans, along with expatriates.  However, Uganda lacks the medical capacity for most complex medical procedures.  In 2015, the U.S. government provided Uganda’s health sector with $474 million for health programs, facilities, purchasing pharmaceuticals, and purchasing medical equipment.

Health Sector Stats

2012

2013

2014

2015

Medical and Pharmaceutical product exports (USD)

9,150,000

10,656,000

9,769,000

12,323,000

Medical and Pharmaceutical product imports (USD)

255,845,000

350,155,000

360,556,000

373,364,000

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).

Opportunities
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
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
National Medical Stores
The AIDS Society of Uganda
Uganda AIDS Commission
Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa
Uganda Ministry of Health

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Uganda Medical Devices Trade Development and Promotion