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Uganda Introduces Diet Supplementation Program to Fight Malnutrition in Children

SPRING, UNICEF, and the World Food Program (WFP), in collaboration with the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MOH), launched a home fortification program as a strategy to combat micronutrient deficiencies, including anemia – a major public health concern in this country. Each pilot program partner is distributing micronutrient powders (MNPs) through different channels in eight districts of the country. Lessons from this pilot distribution will be used by the MOH to design its national program, which is anticipated to improve infant and young child feeding practices more broadly in Uganda.

December 2015