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Has Lockdown Hurt You? Come Hear What it Did To The Truly Vulnerable
Posted on Friday, July 24, 2020
Reverend Father Bonifasio Senteza shares with Dr. J the conditions in Uganda under the Wuhan virus pandemic and the annual Ugandan Martyrs celebration.
The child mortality rate (deaths among those five and under) in Uganda is currently 62 deaths per 1,000 children.
The average women in Uganda has about five children.
About 47% of the population is under the age of 15.
About 60% of women have their first birth before the age of 21.
Polygamy is relatively common: among married women in their 40’s, about 40% of them have a co-wife.
Only 2% of women never marry.
60% of women are married by the age of 20.
Being separated is common: about 14% of married women over 30 are separated. Less than 2% are divorced.
Being widowed is also common: about 10% of women in their 40’s are widowed.
80% of girl teens are literate; by contrast, only 50% of women over 40 are literate.
82% of boy teens are literate, and 75% of men over 40 are literate.
Less than 5% of households have a flush toilet. Less than 1% of all households have a private (not shared with another family) flush toilet that is
connected to a sewer system.
Only 30% of households have electricity.
Only 4% of households own a private car. 10% of households have a motorcycle, and 30% of households have a bicycle.
About 45% of the population is Protestant, about 40% are Catholic, and about 14% are Muslim.