Last Updated: 07/27/2021
COVID-19 cases in Uganda have fallen to a daily average of 444 as of July 15, down from 1,300 in June. A strict lockdown remains in effect until at least the end of July. Schools are still closed, church services are suspended and travel between districts is currently illegal. As of July 19, Uganda has fully vaccinated just over 1% of its population of 47.1 million people. The country has so far been unable to obtain many vaccine doses, which has contributed to this small number. Uganda is receiving aid from the United States to support its vaccine program.
Most Compassion development centers in Uganda are closed and conducting home visits. Only 27 centers are currently meeting in small groups, and none are fully open. Staff members have been able to distribute over 122,500 food packs and over 514,000 hygiene kits to Compassion-assisted families, and they have provided medical support to over 132,000 individuals.