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More children likely to suffer from malnutrition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More children under the age of five are likely to suffer from wasting and become dangerously undernourished. Wasting is a life-threatening form of malnutrition which makes children too thin and weak and puts them at greater risk of dying poor due to growth, development, …

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Lockdown restrictions escalate malnutrition cases in Manafwa

Manafwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health officials in Manafwa district have reported an escalation of food insecurity, poverty and cases of malnutrition among the marginalized groups during the time of the COVID-19 lockdown. Dr Emma Gahima, the in-charge of Bugobero health center IV and Manafwa district nutrition focal person …

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Malnutrition on the rise in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Karamoja region is threatened with increasing cases of malnutrition according to Simon Ondoga, a senior nutritionist in Moroto Regional Referral Hospital. Odonga says that the malnutrition rate in the region has grown from three in 10 children under five years in 2018 to …

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New approach needed to address malnutrition, obesity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation –WHO is calling for a new approach to deal with rapidly changing food systems, which have driven low and middle-income countries into the two extremes of malnutrition– undernutrition and obesity. A new report, published in the British medical science publication …

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African legislators asked to enact hunger eradication laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Uganda Country Representative, Antonio Querido wants Members of Parliament to avert the trends of malnutrition on the African continent by enacting laws that translate their political will into action. According to FAO, Africa has one of the highest prevalence …

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KCCA drafting policy on urban health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With increasing reports of poor sanitation, urban food insecurity and malnutrition, Kampala City Council Authority-KCCA is drafting a policy that will provide guidelines for interventions into urban health. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network on Saturday morning, Dr. Daniel Okello, Acting Director Public Health and …

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Late release of funds affecting food security project in Kyenjojo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Late release of funds is affecting the Uganda Multi-Sectorial Food Security and Nutrition project – UMFSNP in Kyenjojo district. In 2016, the district benefited from project whose major objective is to address the problem of malnutrition in school-going children and women of child-bearing age. …

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