CERF-funded Project

Uganda

Critical lifesaving response to refugees in Uganda through Nutrition interventions (20-UF-CEF-055)

Project overview

Summary will be available soon.The project aims to provide lifesaving support for the management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in children under five in refugee-hosting districts of Kampala, Adjumani, Lamwo, Yumbe, Obongi, Kikuube, Kamwenge and Kyegegwa. The project will focus on the management of children with severe acute malnutrition. In Addition to procuring and distribution of nutrition supplies to all target districts, health workers from Kampala-covering Mulago National Referral Hospital-Mwanamugimu Nutrition Unit, Kawempe and Naguru Referral Hospitals will be trained on the management of children with acute malnutrition based on the 2020 revised MoH protocols. UNICEF will procure and distribute last mile nutrition therapeutic commodities and supplies: (RUTF: 8,231 cartons; F-75: 369 cartons; F-100: 123 cartons; ReSoMal: 15 cartons) that will be used to treat an estimated 8,314 children across the focus districts. These children will be managed as per the Ministry of Health (MoH) SAM protocol and guidelines. In addition, 25 health workers from Kampala district covering Mulago National Referral Hospital-Mwanamugimu Nutrition Unit, Kawempe and Naguru Referral Hospitals will be trained on the management of children with acute malnutrition based on the 2020 revised Ministry of Health protocols.