World Action Fund is a Non-Profit-Organisation established in Uganda in 2014. To engage in long term development works, research and interventions, build resilience, respond to emergency conditions, and pursue to address the root causes of poverty through development projects.
Maternal and Child Mortality in West Nile in Uganda, is worrying
It’s our responsibility to protect moms and babies, a number of factors contribute to high mortality rates in West Nile region e.g poor feeding, inadequate personnel, lack of blood, drugs and failure to get transport to go long distance referral hospital:
- Coverage and Quality of Care.
- Household-Level Behavior Change
- District-Level Child Health/Nutrition Services
In history 2017, World Action Fund received an emergency funding for food assistance from ARAMAIC Relief International to support refugees and hosting communities. 17.5 tones of maize flour and beans were distributed to the communities in Imvepi and Bidi Bidi refugee hosting communities, as they equally need urgent food assistance for vulnerable persons.
Building inclusive credit market facility
For decades, donors have been devoting significant resources to microfinance and financial inclusion. Over $25 billion had been committed as of December 2011, according to the most recent CGAP funder survey. Largely as a result of such funding, in many countries today there are successful microfinance institutions and other providers of financial services to the poor. Yet 2.5 billion adults still lack access to formal financial services. Notwithstanding limited successes in a handful of countries, building financial markets that serve the poor appears to be elusive.
We work to bridging the retail and business credit gap is cross-cutting on all target beneficiaries accessing credit, it is particularly relevant for small businesses who do not typically have access to collateral but access to finance for productive business investments. Women and Youths need more support in financial literacy and low cost financial support in groups
World Action Fund, with support from US Embassy Kampala support a project : Reducing carbon emission through afforestation
World Action Fund provides lifesaving vitamins to children 6-59 months at risk of malnutrition — reducing preventable illness, blindness, and death — to create a healthier world.
Malnutrition threatens to destroy a generation of children in Uganda. More than one third of all young children – 2.4 million – are stunted. The damage caused by stunting is irreversible. Half of children under five and one quarter of child-bearing-age women are anemic. The problem persists despite a drop in stunting and anemia rates in recent years.
Uganda Nutrition Status
Whether poor or wealthy, children are malnourished for similar reasons. Women tend to get pregnant when young and have low birth-weight babies, which predisposes children to malnutrition. Repeated childhood infections such as diarrhoea and low breastfeeding rates also lead to wasting and stunting. Families are either too poor, or do not know how, to give their children a healthy diet. The 2012 study, Cost of Hunger in Uganda, estimated the health cost of children’s under nutrition-related illnesses (for those under five) to be more than UGX 525 billion, most of which was used for treating under nutrition and associated illnesses. It is also estimated that under nutrition costs Uganda 1.8 trillion UGX annually.
Prenatal vitamins are supplements that contain daily vitamins and minerals you need before and during your pregnancy. Folic acid is the most important vitamin to take when planning a pregnancy. Folic acid is a B vitamin that cells in your body need for growing and developing.
Gynecology recommend that all pregnant women take a prenatal vitamin and folic acid supplement. This is advised to fill nutritional gaps and prevent birth defects like spina bifida (9). For these reasons, many moms-to-be turn to vitamin and mineral supplements