Dr. Vicent Oketcho, the Chief of Party of IntraHealth International - Uganda, discloses that in some districts such as Iganga, local leaders went further to use the attendance records to make administrative decisions including payment of salaries based on the number of days worked.
The campaign, supported by the Ministry of Education, the United States Agency for International Development and RTI International, will involve the donation of story cards and textbooks to children and mobilization of parents to help learners read them at home.
Dr. Myers Lugemwa, the head of Malaria Control Programme in the Health Ministry, says malaria prevalence still remains high in the country, despite the strides made in fighting it, a problem he blames on poor diagnosis and treatment.
The funds, which will be channeled through the World Food Programme, will cater for 44,000 metric tonnes of food assistance to those fleeing increased conflict and the deteriorating security situation in South Sudan.
Oltheten also says that the community needs to be enlightened on food security in their homes if malnutrition is to be reduced in the region and other parts of the country. She adds that although people dont lack food in western Uganda, they are generally ignorant of the right food combinations.
Farmers have over the year\'s suffered with poor storage facilities with produce often destroyed by insects, poor weather and dirt. As a result, they encountered low sales and losses as maize prices dropped to an all-time low of 350 Shillings per kilogramme.
Elizabeth Takuwa Ngumba, a midwife at Butuntumula Health Center III says they sterilize medical equipment using a charcoal stove because the Electric Autoclave sterilizers broke down several years ago.
The Public Affairs Officer USAID, Dan Travis told URN that USAID is closing its Northern Uganda Field Office (NUFO) in Gulu after a careful review of its cost-effectiveness as a management unit relative to running the northern Uganda programs from Kampala.