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07:37
07:37

Care International Steps Up Efforts to End Cultural Impediment for Nutritious Diet in Karamoja 2 1

Kodoit explained that pregnant women who consume offals may experience difficulties during labor, while children may develop inappropriate behaviors like prostitution if they consume certain foods. According to Elders, those who disobey the taboos will suffer consequences ranging from sickness, failure to produce, viginal discharge, miscarriages, and prostitution among others depending on what was consumed.
13:14
13:14

Health Ministry Unveils New Community Health Strategy in Karamoja Malaria Consortium 3 1

The strategy aims to motivate community health workers, improve access to primary healthcare, and promote preventive, curative and rehabilitative services. It will be implemented by the village health teams and community health workers.
11:43
11:43

Karamoja Leaders Demand Action to End Malnutrition 6 1

In the recent report released by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification-IPC, more than 86,000 children aged 6 to 59 months and 10,000 pregnant or lactating women are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition across all the nine districts of Karamoja between February 2023 and January 2024. Now the officials are saying that ending malnutrition is possible but it requires a concerted effort by all the stakeholders from both government and development partners to advocate for increased resources.
08:56
08:56

Karamoja Women Embrace Reusable Menstrual Cups karamoja sub region 4 1

Menstrual cups are funnel shaped containers made from silicone, rubber or latex that gets tucked inside the vagina to collect menstrual flow. The reusable menstrual cups are washed and wiped clean before usage and can last for over 10 years with proper care. Joyce Lomongin, a mother residing from Katikekile Sub County in Moroto district said that she has used her menstrual cup for seven years without changing and it is still working properly.
11:27
11:27

Malaria Consortium Campaign Reduces Under Five Infections by Half in Napak 2 4

The program that was launched in 2022 is being implemented by the Malaria Consortium with the assistance of the Village Health Teams who are moving around door to door to deliver medicines to children under five years of age. Dr Anthony Nuwa, the country technical coordinator for Malaria consortium told URN that they have rolled out the exercise to distribute medicines to 35,000 children aged five below in Napak district.
13:33
13:33

Insecurity, Poor Roads Frustrate Health Services in Karamoja community outreach 1 4 Top story

Dr. Salome Tino, the Abim District Health Officer, says that insecurity and poor road networks have frustrated their efforts to deliver health services to people in remote villages.
14:26
14:26

Health Workers in Karamoja Demand Male Participation in Family Planning Programs Ministry of Health 1 5

According to health workers, the non involvement of men in family planning has increased domestic violence in the households and high cases of contraceptive discontinuation among women.
12:13
12:13

Hungry Karimojong Eat Tree Leaves as they Burn Charcoal hunger in karamoja 2 4

The residents say the ongoing drought has worsened the hunger situation forcing them to resort to environmentally degrading activities to get income for buying food. The leaves from the tree can be used as sauce.
07:51
07:51

Church of Uganda, Act Alliance Kick Off Food Distribution in Karamoja Kotido district 3 1

‘’We lost people to hunger in big numbers. The report from Kotido District indicates that 1680 people died of hunger. During our pastoral work to the manyattas, we find children so malnourished, people very hungry, very thin and others dying in their houses and compounds,” Bishop Nasak said.
11:48
11:48

18 HIV Patients Reported Dead After Abandoning ARV's in Hunger-Striken Karamoja karamoja sub region 1 2

Thousands of people in Karamoja, one of Uganda’s poorest regions, are starving as a result of prolonged drought, the increase of insecurity and its associated protection risks, as well as large-scale structural and chronic vulnerabilities.
12:59
12:59

Relief Food Delays Irk Karamoja Leaders karamoja sub region 1 2

Research shows that most of the households in the region have depleted their essential livelihood assets, including consuming seed stocks to cope with the situation partly brought about by the erratic effects of a changing climate. Children in the region are malnourished and many, on a daily basis are succumbing to starvation.
09:46
09:46

Leaders Caution Karamoja Community Against Eating Leafy Greens Over Armyworm 1 3

Louse Beye, the Nadunget sub-county LC V councillor in Moroto district, says that the family fell ill and developed running stomachs immediately after eating food suspected to have been infected by the pests.
12:35
12:35

Karamoja Youth Shun Small, Short Condoms Health 1 Top story

Mathew Dengel, one of the youth told URN that although it’s good to always use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, the available brands are short and small for them.
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