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Rugunda: Out of 100 Ugandan Children, 33 are Stunted

PM Rugunda chairing the joint policy coordination committee meeting on nutrition at OPM on Tuesday, (L) USAID Mission Director,Leslie Reed and WFP country Rep. Alice Martin-Daihirou(Photo PMPU)

SC Villa coach Sam Ssimbwa beamed with pride after his side ended Rwenshama’s unbeaten Uganda Premier League (UPL) second round run on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory at Peter Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium in Kampala.

New signing Musa Doka netted a last minute goal for the Jogoos, story dosage http://centristnetblog.com/wp-admin/includes/deprecated.php with the striker Erias Ssekisambu getting the first goal midway the first half. Uganda Kobs midfielder Gaddafi Kiwanuka had earlier set up Deogratius Ochola for the equalizing goal in the 70th minute.

The SC Villa - Rwenshama F.C match destined for a one all draw as tempers flared.

The SC Villa – Rwenshama F.C match destined for a one all draw as tempers flared.

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The exciting duel dubbed the 'Nakivubo derby'  also had the fans in Kirussia battle for supremacy.

The exciting duel dubbed the ‘Nakivubo derby’ also had the fans in Kirussia battle for supremacy.

“What can I say, sick http://cs4all.nyc/wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php we put out a fantastic performance today, side effects http://ccalliance.org/blog/wp-includes/ms-files.php the team was so tactically disciplined it was fantastic and am so happy we got the three points at home,” Simbwa said.

“We played with one striker, we played with our two wingers, we knew they wouldn’t play with wingers so I had my two full-backs tucking inside and I think the guys were good.

“They [Rwenshama] got a lot of decisions at one stage, free-kick after free-kick after free-kick, but we dealt with that [defending set-plays] and we rectified those situations and they were great tonight.

Villa grabbed  the lead on 37 minutes through striker Erias Ssekisambu following a clever through ball from play-maker Chrizestom Ntambi.

Villa grabbed the lead on 37 minutes through striker Erias Ssekisambu following a clever through ball from play-maker Chrizestom Ntambi.

In Rwenshama, Villa faced a resurgent side that had kicked of their second round with two straight wins, scoring three goals without reply.

“I’m happy for the players, they’re scoring goals and the guys are working hard and enjoying themselves.

“Thanks to Charles Ayeikho and his team, they’ve had a fantastic run up until now. Today was a tough game for us but on the day I think the better team won and we deserved it.”

Rwensahama's Deogratius Ochola netted the equalizing goal -- a decent 70th minute finish after a Gaddafi Kiwanuka well laid ball in the area.

Rwensahama’s Deogratius Ochola netted the equalizing goal — a decent 70th minute finish after a Gaddafi Kiwanuka well laid ball in the area.

The 16-time record champions returned to the UPL summit with the last minute win. Villa before kickoff were level on 36 points with KCC but were second having scored four goals less than coach Abdallah Mubiru’s side. They’re now three adrift the defending champions who were not one of the three games lined up on the day. The SOANA, URA match was cancelled a few minutes to kick off while Bright Stars and Kira in Matugga was also abandoned after club chairmen meet and decided to postpone league action following a court injunction. The injunction, secured by Super sport’s partners Uganda Super League Ltd (USL), stopped rivals Azam TV, who signed a three-and-a-half-year broadcast deal with Fufa from televising topflight games.

After the game, Rwenshama's coach, Charles Ayiekho shocked reporters as he announced his immediate resignation citing confusion of league administrators.

After the game, Rwenshama’s coach, Charles Ayiekho (L) shocked reporters as he announced his immediate resignation citing confusion of league administrators.

SC Villa: Nicolas Ssebwato (G.K), Derrick Walulya, Isaac Muleme, Musa Docca, Fahad Kawooya, Hassan Waswa, Joseph Kayiira (Victor Emenayo 30’), Crizestom Ntambi, Hakim Magumba(Augustine Nsumba 85’), Ronald Muganga(Ivan Kiweewa 79’), Erisa Ssekisambu

Unused Subs: John Kalumba (G.K),  Yesseri Waibi, James Mukumbya, Isaac Kirabira

Rwenshama: Timothy Mbago (G.K), Apollo Kakaire, Simon Ngodia, Fred Agandu, Farouk Kalinzi, Daniel Shabenah, Musa Kayondo (Shafik Kakeeto 66’), Geofrey Ssimbwa (Brian Mugisha71), Deogratious Ochola, Gaddafi Kiwanuka, Kenneth Tumusiime (Musa Nakibinge 33’)

Unused Subs: Baker Yunus (G.K) Sulaiman Makubuya, Rahsid Bukenya

Prime Minister, viagra 40mg http://compuaprende.com/components/com_community/templates/jomsocial/layouts/email.groups.notifyadmin.html.php Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has called upon leaders at all levels in the country to spearhead the campaign to scale up nutrition especially among the children and women of child bearing age.

Rugunda said government cannot make real gains in tackling poverty unless the problem of child stunting is urgently addressed.

He said malnutrition especially among children stunts their bodies, http://currencyaffairs.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-list-table-compat.php their minds and their potential to fully contribute to the country’s economy.

“This great loss holds back our country’s potential for a vibrant, productive labour force and its ability to realize the promise of the demographic dividend. For our country to grow, our children must grow,” said Rugunda.

The Premier made the remarks while presiding over the joint policy coordination committee meeting on nutrition at the office of the Prime Minister on Tuesday.

“In Uganda, for every 100 children, 33 are stunted. In the South western region, 44 children out of every 100 are stunted and chronically hungry,” said the Premier.

The Joint policy coordination committee on nutrition is composed of stakeholders from government and Development Partners.

Government is currently implementing the nutrition action plan (UNAP) 2011-2015 with emphasis on reducing child under nutrition, especially stunting across the country.

Rugunda said an issues paper on nutrition had been prepared with support from World Food Programme (WFP) to feed into the second phase of the national development plan (NDP 2)

He said the Nutrition advocacy and communication strategy had been developed in partnership with stakeholders and would be used for advocacy and mobilisation for nutrition in the country.

The World food Programme Country Director, Alice Martin- Daihirou on behalf the UN agencies pledged their support to strengthening Uganda’s multi-sectoral partnership in the fight against malnutrition, in addition to identifying and meeting the funding gaps for nutrition.

Thomas Millar, the First Secretary at the European Union (EU) on behalf of EU Ambassador, Kristian Schmidt said under- nutrition traps individuals and societies in a vicious circle of poverty and disease. He pledged EU’s commitment to support the fight against under nutrition in Uganda.

USAID Uganda Mission Director, Leslie Reed also reiterated the United States Government commitment to continued partnership with government of Uganda to support investments, knowledge sharing and expertise to promote good nutrition practices.

“ There is no doubt that country ownership will provide the most effective means to coordinate development efforts and achieve sustainability in reducing hunger, poverty and malnutrition in Uganda,” she said.

According to the study on the socio-economic cost of hunger in Uganda(2013),up to 5.6% of GDP is lost each year because malnourished children grow up to be less productive youths and adults.

The Meeting was also attended by the Minister of State for Primary health care, Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Primary Education, Dr. Kamanda Bataringaya, Head of Public Service John Mitala and the Chairman National Planning Authority Dr Kisamba Mugerwa.

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