U.S. Government Supports Efforts to Improve Nutrition in Uganda

On March 15 and 16, the Office of the Prime Minister hosted a National Nutrition Forum to discuss the achievements of Uganda’s national nutrition plan, and the challenges Uganda still faces.

Speaking at the event, Michelle Lang-Alli, USAID Uganda’s Health Office director, said, “Under-nutrition is a serious health problem in Uganda and the single greatest contributor to child mortality. Nutrition interventions are some of the most cost-effective investments in development, they yield high immediate and long-term returns.”

USAID’s investments target a wide range of sectors and span both the nutrition specific programs, like food fortification and nutrition-sensitive programs that include agriculture, livelihoods, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.