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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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Ugandan health workers not allowed to breastfeed exclusively

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | While nurses, midwives, pediatricians and other health workers in Uganda everyday keep preaching to mothers to breastfeed their babies exclusively for at least six months, they themselves cannot accord their babies the same care essential for their good health and mental development. The health workers …

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Health facility deliveries improve to 86% in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More mothers from Karamoja sub-region are now delivering their babies from health facilities according to Dr Charles Nuwagaba, a health expert attached to the Drylands Integrated Development Project funded by the Office of the Prime Minister. Dr Nuwagaba told URN that health facility deliveries which …

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