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19:21
19:21

Food Security Project Boosts Nutrition Awareness In Kabarole severe malnutrition 1 2

A food security project has helped create nutrition awareness in Kabarole district. In 2015, the district benefited from the Uganda Multisectoral Food Security and Nutrition Project. The major objective of the project is to address the problem of malnutrition in school-going children and women of child-bearing age.
09:46
09:46

UNICEF Secures UGX 8 Billion for Refugee Crisis in Uganda severe malnutrition

The contribution will enable UNICEF to provide nutritional screening for all children at refugee entry points, appropriate treatment and care for severely malnourished children, Vitamin A micro-nutrients and deworming medicine for children, and iron/folate supplementation to pregnant and breastfeeding women.
17:37
17:37

Bundibugyo Fails To Curb High Levels of Malnutrition bundibugyo hospital 2

Last year, Bundibugyo District health department embarked on the formation of nutrition committees at sub county level to combat malnutrition in the community. The committees were tasked to work together with village authorities to ensure that all households are food secure and properly feeding their children.
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07:42

Mbarara Hospital Struggles to Feed Malnourished Children severe malnutrition 1 2

During their stay at the facilitys childrens ward, the children are fed on milk, eggs, porridge, millet and a collection of pre-prepared formulae and nutrition foods distributed by the Ministry of Health.
06:36
06:36

Lack of Nutritionists Hinders Malnutrition Fight nutrition unit 2

Bernard Rusoke, a private nutritionist in Fort Portal explains that the community needs to be educated about food security in their homes if malnutrition is to be reduced.
16:35
16:35

Teenage Mothers Struggling with Stunted Children stunted growth 2

At Kisomoro Health Centre III, out of the 26 teenage mothers who visited the facility in the past three months, 16 had malnourished babies. Patricia Businge, a nurse says that sometimes the children are deprived of essential foods and the mothers also need nutrients for themselves.
16:06
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Uganda Needs Practical Action to End Malnutrition – USAID nutritious foods 4 1

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.
10:47
10:47

Ignorance Fuelling Malnutrition in Kabarole severe malnutrition 2

As a result, parents make the wrong nutrition choices for their children, a situation which could be responsible for a growing trend in cases of malnutrition. Records at the district health department indicate that 45% of the children under the age of 5 have stunted growth.
12:39
12:39

Bundibugyo District Gets Nutrition Unit francis mugisa

Bundibugyo has set up a nutrition unit to address severe malnutrition among children in the district. The district has the highest number of children below 5 years with stunted growth in the Rwenzori region. In a report released last year by the Rwenzori Think Tank on food security, there are more than 600 children suffering from malnutrition.
10:53
10:53

Malnutrition Cases High as Parents Sell Off Nutritious Foods rwenzori region 1

In Kabarole, the report indicates that in some rural areas, some families that engage in poultry and dairy, but instead of feeding their children on eggs and meat, they are fed on snacks which include pancakes and chapatti that do not have any food value. In Bundibugyo district, the report shows that 70% of the households have abandoned growing food crops and focusing on cocoa, leading to shortage of food in homes.
16:49
16:49

Malnutrition: Kabarole District Starts Community Therapeutic Care Program severe malnutrition 3

The move follows a recent report issued by the district health department indicating that 65% of the children in rural areas have stunted growth, which is blamed on poor feeding.
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16:20

Malnutrition a Triple Burden for Uganda severe malnutrition 2 1

Peter Milton Rukundo, a nutritionist and researcher at Kyambogo University, has noted that malnutrition is posing a triple burden to the economy of Uganda.
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Report: More than 600 Stunted Children in Bundibugyo bundibugyo hospital 1

The report by the Ruwenzori Think Tank indicates that there are 650 children below the age of 5 years with stunted growth in Bundibugyo district. This is as a result of parents who prefer to sell off nutritious food crops and leave their children to starve or feed them on non nutritious foods.
12:43
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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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Namutumba District Runs Out Of Key Malnutritional Foods severe malnutrition 1

Another health centre in Namutumba district has run out of stock of key nutritional food meant for malnourished children.
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Nsinze Health Centre IV In Namutumba Runs Out Of Malnutrition Foods namutumba district 1

Nsinze Health Centre IV in Namutumba district has run short of BP-5 nutritional feeds meant for weaning severely malnourished children from highly nutritional milk before they are discharged.
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