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According to the ( and Global Burden of Disease Research initiative, the leading chronic health conditions in Uganda include:

1. Cardiovascular diseases: Approximately 287,000 people live with cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and ischemic heart disease. These conditions account for a significant proportion of mortality and morbidity in Uganda.
2. Respiratory diseases: An estimated 279,000 individuals live with chronic respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.
3. Musculoskeletal disorders: Approximately 133,000 people suffer from musculoskeletal disorders, including low back pain and osteoarthritis.

In Uganda, the overall number of people living with disabilities is approximately 2,046,000, according to the GBD Research initiative. This number represents the challenges faced by individuals with impairments in their daily lives, as well as the need for appropriate rehabilitation services, assistive devices, and social support.

Incidence of Road Safety Injuries:
Road safety injuries present a significant public health concern in Uganda. According to the GBD Research initiative, in 2019, an estimated 7,100 individuals died due to road injuries in the country, reflecting an alarming trend and the need for effective preventive strategies.