Malaria is prevalent in Uganda. To protect yourself, be sure to pack insect repellents and sunscreens with DEET. Making use of these products will help keep you healthy and malaria-free.
It is imperative to receive all recommended vaccinations, ideally 4-6 weeks, prior to your departure to Uganda. There are many diseases in Uganda that have been eradicated from the United States but still pose a threat to visitors while in Uganda. Visit your nearest Passport Health Clinic to receive all needed vaccines.
The rates of HIV and AIDS in Uganda are very high. This is especially true in prostitutes and bar girls. Engaging in sexual relations with anyone should be considered risky and should be avoided.
All visitors should avoid drinking tap water in Uganda. Stick to bottled or boiled water to avoid becoming sick.
The sun can be very bright and intense in Uganda. Be sure to protect your skin by using sunscreen every day. This is especially true when visiting the Nile or Lake Victoria where rays are reflected off the water.