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Church donates relief food to 600 breastfeeding mothers in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 600 breastfeeding mothers from Napak and Moroto districts have recieved food relief from the US-based e3 Ministry, a Christian organization. Each breastfeeding mother recieved 15kg of maize flour and 10 kilograms of beans on Tuesday. Grace Tebakol, a mother of five and resident of …

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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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Baby formula shortage highlights racial disparities in U.S.: AP

Baby formula shortage highlights racial disparities New York, U.S. | Xinhua | As parents across the United States struggle to find formula to feed their children, the pain is particularly acute among Black and Hispanic women, according to a report of The Associated Press (AP). Black women have historically faced obstacles …

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Schools create safe spaces for pregnant, breastfeeding learners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several schools across the country have created safe spaces for learners who conceived during COVID-19 lockdown. The spaces are used mainly for those who have to breastfeed babies, while at the same time attending classes. This follows reports that thousands of teenagers became pregnant over …

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Breastfeeding in school: Learners narrate their experience

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robinah Acam, a 21-year-old candidate sitting her O’level examinations at Lira Town College is one of those benefiting from a policy that allowed pregnant and breastfeeding learners to complete school this year. The policy came after public outcry on the number of candidates who conceived …

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Pregnant, breastfeeding candidates given 45 extra minutes during examinations

Pregnant and breastfeeding candidates will be given more time to complete the examination Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examination Board-UNEB will accord extra 45 minutes to pregnant and breastfeeding candidates during the Uganda Certificate of Education examinations due to start on Monday. According to a statement issued by …

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