Uganda

Stories from Uganda

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Uganda.

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Situated in central Uganda, Rakai district has been at the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic due largely to its location as a hub on the transnational highway connecting Uganda to the neighboring countries. 

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Using social media to promote healthy behaviors in Uganda

It happened by accident, driven out of sheer necessity rather than by drawing upon years of training or experience. 

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Peace Corps Volunteers facilitate a session at one of the CAT regional trainings

The fishing communities in Eastern Uganda have for a long time experienced the impact of HIV and AIDS. The fight against the epidemic has long been hampered by the generally low level of awareness, high incidences of poverty, and unhelpful socio-cultural practices.

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The Blue House orphanage, founded by a native Ugandan, Beatrice, who was living with her husband in St. Paul, Minn., is a home to 40 orphaned girls.

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Uganda has the third highest number of plasmodium falciparum (the deadliest form of Malaria) infections in Africa. 

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In Uganda, Peace Corps Volunteers live and serve in communities for two years and work on Agriculture, Education and Health projects, while Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Volunteers are doctors and nurses who serve for one year as Peace Corps Response Volunteers and work specifically to train future doctors and nurses in Uganda. 

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Reading is a habit that is developed over time. 

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VIDEO: Hospitality in Uganda

Volunteer Kelsey Sabo shows us hospitality in Uganda.

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Peace Corps Uganda together with the Ministry of Education and Sports, joined partners Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and Uganda Spelling Bee to launch the 4th National DEAR Day. The event was graced by the presence of Her Excellency the U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac. Key for this year’s event was the provision and access to reading materials.

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Many people in Uganda face barriers when it comes to accessing health care.   

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