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How Uganda started to tackle stunting – without a stunting plan

We spoke with Dr. Richard Kajura of the Makerere University School of Public Health about how the country significantly reduced prevalence of the condition by improving poverty, health, nutrition, education, and water and sanitation – by Exemplars News — August 04, 2022 SPECIAL FEATURE | THE INDEPENDENT | In the 1990s, Uganda …

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Rockefeller launches vaccination network

USD$7.4 million initiative designed to scale up Covid-19 vaccine demand strategies | THE INDEPENDENT | The Rockefeller Foundation has launched the Vaccination Action Network (VAN), a USD$7.4 million learning initiative designed to bolster efforts to strengthen health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. The locally-led, peer-to-peer learning initiative is designed to engage …

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Improving health emergency management

WHO, CDC and the Ministry of Health train 70 Emergency Responders  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have trained over 70 emergency responders in Uganda. The two-week training, which began on July 12, …

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ABORTION: Senior Four student dead

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Ugandan senior four student has died as she allegedly attempted carry  out abortion. Brighter Chekwemoi aged 17-years, died on Thursday at Bukwo general hospital where her parents rushed her after she took drugs and started vomiting,  losing a lot of blood. Goretti Chemutai a …

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Activists seek court redress over dwindling breastfeeding rates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A local food rights organization has filed a constitutional petition challenging the government’s inaction on regulating workplaces and breastfeeding. Their petition highlights gaps in the legal regime affecting the ability of mothers to breastfeed their babies for the recommended six months of exclusive breast milk. David …

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