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Impress good practices in sanitation and hygiene amidst COVID-19
Protect Children from Violence and Poverty
Campaign: Wipe Tears of A Child
Regional differences in the proportion and overall number of children living in multidimensional poverty in Uganda and this is where violences are high….Our approach to brighten the future of these children, by engaging the stakeholders and parents and the victims to get justice. During Covid-19 pandemic children are facing tough times, with little supervision from law enforcers and CSOs, as most transports are limited, children easily get sick, their rights to medical attention are limited, as they cant make a choice moreso in rural areas their persistent performance decline in schools is stills a nightmare to uplift as their counter parts in urban areas are ahead of them, the pandemic period has left them with uncertain future, but only to do hard domestic works and in addition they witness their parents fights and quarreling infront of them…..be part of our campaign say no to child violence and support women empowerment.
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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