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Kiprotich To Run For Charity In Bushenyi

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patient http://chuckatuckhistory.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-query.php geneva;”>While addressing journalists at World Vision offices in Nakasero on Wednesday, ailment http://challengeidee.fr/wp-includes/registration.php the minister of Gender, sildenafil Labour and Social Affairs, Mary Karooro Okurut, revealed that World Vision in collaboration with the ministry of Health, ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development have come up with a marathon nutrition participation program.


“It is aimed at raising awareness of cases and dangers of malnutrition in Uganda through the theme “nursing the potential of different actors to scale up nutrition,” Karooro said.


The other supporters of this initiative include Mwana Mugimu, USAID, UNICEF, among others and the marathon is scheduled to kick off on November 30, in Bushenyi district.


Present on the event was Olympic gold medalist, Steven Kiprotich, who promised to participate in the marathon so as to help fight malnutrition amongst Ugandan children.


Statistics indicate that 63 percent of Ugandan children are anaemic because of poor nutrition.


Kiprotich emphasised that his aim is to draw the attention of the community, the general public and policy makers to the challenges of nutrition in this country for their appropriate responses.


Agnes Chandi, the head of nutrition in ministry of Health said that “they have a challenge of inadequate productive food for all children because it is now a problem due to increasing rates (33 percent) of mentally and physically disabled children all over the country”.


Tinah Mukunda, the national director of World Vision, requested the government to put more funds and engage in this program to strengthen the institutions and coordination of Ugandans, to invest in improvement practices on the village levels.


Hon. Karooro also noted that government will be able to fund and train civil society representatives in nutrition advocacy to increase awareness and demand for better nutrition services delivery.

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