2016 Global Nutrition Report Launched

Over the past decade, momentum around nutrition has been steadily building culminating in the recent naming of 2016–2025 as the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition. Now, 2016 brings major opportunities to translate this commitment into action set in 2015 with the UN Sustainable Development Goals that  enshrined the objective of “ending all forms of malnutrition,” […]

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Are Ugandans Eating Fortified Foods?

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The Food Fortification Program, initiated in Uganda in 1993, started off with the mandatory fortification of salt and has since evolved to include among others, the mandatory fortification of maize flour, wheat flour and edible oil. The program was put in place to help contribute in addressing the micro-nutrient malnutrition in Uganda. Food fortification in […]

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A Decade of Action on Nutrition

Nearly 800 million people remain chronically undernourished and 159 million children under 5 years of age are stunted. The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing in nearly all countries ( World Health Organisation). Bearing in mind the staggering statistics , the United Nations General Assembly on 1st April, 2016 agreed  on a resolution proclaiming […]

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Breastfeeding & the SDGs

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In 2003, it was estimated that in countries where breastfeeding was most prevalent, such as Uganda and Burkina Faso, there would have been 50 percent more births without breastfeeding (The Lancet Breastfeeding Series). Breast feeding has been lauded for its numerous benefits over the centuries. Of recent, the Lancet Breastfeeding Series revealed that breastfeeding has […]

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Creating Young Leaders in Nutrition: The Uganda Nutrition Fellowship

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The Uganda Nutrition Fellowship (UNF), implemented by the USAID-funded Food And Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA), is an 18 month programme with the aim of developing skilled professionals who can effectively envision and implement the nutrition agenda in Uganda. The UNF was established in 2013 as an update of the successful nutrition internship program FANTA […]

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