The project dubbed USAID ICAN was a five-year flagship resilience activity inaugurated in July 2018 and ending in July 2023 to address malnutrition and help uplift Ugandans out of poverty in the Acholi, Karamoja, and Kigezi sub-regions.
Perepetua Iwokot, a farmer in Loteruo village in Sidok sub county said that the animals most especially elephants are straying into the gardens bordering the game reserve searching for food have been damaging crops for the past three months.
An estimated 27,000 people are living with the virus in Gulu. But the area TASO Centre Manager Michael Ochow Okumu says there are more than 850 HIV positive mothers living on care with 558 children. Many are struggling to cope and their situation gets worse, day by day.
According to Simon Ondoga a senior nutritionist in Moroto Regional Referral Hospital, the malnutrition rate in the region has grown from three in 10 children under five years in 2018 to four in 10 children currently. He told URN today on Thursday that most of the cases suffer from acute malnutrition, a condition that leads to stunting, and low brain development.
Super Cereal comprises maize or wheat blended with soya beans, fortified with vitamins and minerals, processed into flour and supplied in 25-kg bags as a critical part of WFP’s efforts to prevent malnutrition, especially among women and children.
Ssali, who is also a Global Public Health specialist, says Ugandan citizens have been turned into clients whose access to healthcare is determined by their own ability to pay, their location and socio-economic status.
The celebrations which were held in Fort Portal were organised by Hivos, Kabarole Research and Resource Centre and Kabarole district local government under the theme, Reviving the production and consumption of traditional and indigenous food varieties for better health, food security and rural development.
The study, published in the June edition of the Food Nutrition Research journal focused on Amide, Palabek, and Padibe primary schools in Kitgum District. Researchers from the University of Akansas studied the effect of egg supplementation on growth parameters in children participating in a school feeding program.
The World Food Prize is the most prominent global award for individuals whose breakthrough achievements alleviate hunger and promote global food security. This years 250,000 US Dollars prize will be divided equally between the four recipients.
The lack of social protection remains the major missing link in the fight against hunger in Uganda. Ahead of World Food Day, stakeholders remind government and people that hunger remains a social problem that requires collective effort.
According to recommendations from WHO, because many people do not have access to adequate quantities of fruits, vegetables and dairy products-- foods that are naturally rich in micro-nutrients, fortification offers a cheaper alternative to providing these nutrients for the body.
On monthly basis, between 30 to 50 cases of malnourished children are admitted at Lira regional referral hospital therapeutic unit. On average, 40 of them are put on rehabilitation treatment and continue to collect their feeds as outpatients. The nutrition unit has about 25 severely malnourished children on admission.
Uganda loses 1.8 trillion shillings in a single year due to poor nutrition, according to a new study. Poor nutrition translates to higher risk for anemia, diarrhea, and respiratory infections among children under five and high costs of medical care, while in older citizens it contributes to poor performance in school, and later, reduced capacity in the labour market.