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Health ministry calls for strengthening of nutrition laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Assistant Commissioner in charge of Nutrition in the Ministry of Health, Samalie Namukose has asked Members of Parliament to strengthen laws and policies related to food and nutrition to prevent the risk of Non-Communicable Diseases-NCDs. Namukose made the statement on Monday at the start …

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Lira University making food recipes for children with nodding syndrome

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of dieticians and laboratory technologists in the Department of Public Health at Lira University is developing at least ten different recipes to improve the nutrition of children suffering from nodding syndrome in Acholi and Lango sub-regions. The development follows a baseline survey by …

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Poor nutrition fights COVID?

New study, according to professors Burtram C. Fielding &  Dewald Schoeman, says it changes the way a body fights infection leading to possible protection against severe disease Back at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, case numbers on the continent were still modest. But predictions and projections suggested the disease …

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African experts urge investments in nutrition

Adequate financing and political goodwill are required to tackle malnutrition and childhood stunting worsened by the pandemic Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Robust investment in food security and nutrition programs tailor-made for vulnerable demographics including children, women and the elderly is key to hastening Africa’s recovery from COVID-19 related shocks, experts …

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Maintain a healthy diet during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 pandemic is causing many changes in the daily lives of people around the world, but there are things that can be done to maintain a healthy lifestyle in these difficult times. Everyone is encouraged to follow World Health Organization (WHO) guidance and …

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JOBS: Health and Nutrition Specialist  World Vision UGANDA

  Position: Health and Nutrition Specialist  World Vision UGANDA Report to: Health and Nutrition Technical Lead Location: Kampala – National Office Purpose The Health and Nutrition Specialist will support the Health & Nutrition Technical Lead to provide overall strategic leadership in the Health & Nutrition sector, guiding relevant programming in both development and …

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