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10:13
10:13

Kaabong Farmers Tired of Elephants Eating all Their Food crop 4 1

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.
10:47
10:47

Karamoja Risks Complex Emergency With COVID-19, Famine and Insecurity-Health Experts Parliament 3 1

Dr. James Lemukol, the Napak District Health Officer, says that the region is already experiencing family because of the prolonged drought.
13:20
13:20

Acute Malnutrition Hits HIV Positive Children, Mothers in Gulu Gulu District 1 1

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.
19:23
19:23

Malnutrition on The Rise in Karamoja 2 1

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.
16:39
16:39

WFP Halts Distribution of Super Cereal Worldwide pesticide

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.
08:00
08:00

Makerere Don Decries State Abdication of Health Service Provision government 4 3

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.
08:03
08:03

Call for Revival of Traditional Foods Dominates World Food Day malnutrition

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.
12:46
12:46

Kitgum Research Recommends Two Eggs For Children in Schools malnutrition 1

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.
18:31
18:31

UNICEF- 1200 Refugee Children Suffering from Acute Malnutrition

Catherine Ntabadde Makumbi, the UNICEF Communications Specialist, says children between 2 and 5 years of age are most affected.
11:38
11:38

Ugandan Wins World Food Prize for Combating Malnutrition

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.
11:58
11:58

Malnutrition Rates On The Rise In Karamoja Sub Region karamoja drought 3

Emmanuel Owiny, a nutritionist working with Doctors in Africa explains that the number of underfed children in Karamoja region is still high because the region is hard hit by famine.
12:28
12:28

Lack Of Social Protection Hinders Fight Against Hunger food security 6 1

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.
13:06
13:06

Parents Asked To Use Fortified Foods To Prevent Malnutrition child health 2 1

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.
13:43
13:43

Lira District Undertakes to Curtail Malnutrition 2

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.
17:20
17:20

Sugarcane Ordinance Boosts Food Production in Busoga malnutrition 3

The ordinance was prompted by food insecurity that hit the region due to the fact that farmers were using all their land for sugarcane production and ignoring food crops.
06:54
06:54

Govt Not Prioritizing Agriculture To Fight Malnutrition - MP 2

The move by government to put more emphasis on market access to promote agriculture in the country has led to high levels of malnutrition, a Member of Parliament has said.
16:20
16:20

Malnutrition a Triple Burden for Uganda severe malnutrition 1 2

Peter Milton Rukundo, a nutritionist and researcher at Kyambogo University, has noted that malnutrition is posing a triple burden to the economy of Uganda.
15:44
15:44

Uganda Loses UGX 1.8 Trillion Due to Poor Nutrition malnutrition

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.
18:29
18:29

Kabarole Farmer Sell Off their Entire Food Harvest food insecurity 2

David Musinguzi, a rice farmer says that he sells all his sacks of rice and is left with no food to feed his family of nine children.
12:43
12:43

Elderly Dying of Hunger in Karamoja severe malnutrition 3

Maria Longok (68), an elderly woman in Kambizzi village, says that elderly in the village are dying, not because of disease, but malnutrition. So dire is the situation that the elderly are often pushed to survive by eating malwa residue.
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