Never mind the starch; these veggies are jam-packed with vitamins A, B6 and C, and they support the immune system. In a country plagued by high food prices and crop failures, and where 36 percent of children are undernourished or suffer from stunted growth, a national project attempts to teach locals about better nutrition.
Roughly half of those killed in road accidents in Uganda die because they didn’t get medical attention quickly enough. But fewer Ugandans are reporting accidents, because they fear being detained or even arrested by the police just for reporting an accident.
In 2016, Uganda categorically banned corporal punishment in schools. But two years later, as students continue to report being beaten, and experts debate the merits of caning, the issue remains far from settled.
A good source of protein, and delicious fried. The trouble has been that the insects can only be had during certain months, but researchers are seeking to solve this problem and, in turn, reduce malnutrition across the country.
In Uganda, educating the public about how to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS is an ongoing effort, and many argue that elderly Ugandans aren’t receiving enough messaging about the risks of unprotected sex. But that’s not the only reason that older Ugandans are forgoing protection.
Cheaper fees tantalize low-income parents to send their children to for-profit institutions. But many of these schools fail to meet even basic standards, such as separate dorms or toilet facilities for boys and girls.
This year, a Ugandan regulator shut down and later reopened 23 radio stations with new restrictions—traditional healers can’t advertise unless they’re registered with the country’s National Drug Authority. The regulator says ads by traditional healers had promoted electronic fraud; but practitioners, broadcasters and some listeners brand the action discriminatory.