Solving the Nutrition Problem

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Solving the Nutrition Problem

Inadequate diets are a root cause of persisting nutritional problems which undermine the health, growth and development of Ugandan children. Stunting affects more than one quarter – 29 percent – of children under 5, with rates climbing up to 40 percent in the Tooro region. Anaemia rates stand at 52.8 percent at the national level, with much higher peaks – up to 70 per cent – in the Acholi region.

The World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda maintains an agile emergency response capacity, while supporting the Government to host the growing number of refugees, address the underlying causes of food insecurity and malnutrition, and strengthen the national social protection system.

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