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In close collaboration with the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) and UNICEF Uganda, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) launched the on-line National Social Service Delivery Equity Atlas. The Atlas provides an intuitive approach to present outcome and financial data through a rigorous tool that openly speaks to equity, equality, efficiency and effectiveness.

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What Works for Africa’s Poorest Children?

Social Policies and Programmes for Children Living in Extreme Deprivation

Background

While there has been substantial progress in reducing global poverty in recent years, hundreds of millions of vulnerable children remain trapped in extreme poverty. This is especially the case on the African continent, where children account for the majority and growing proportion of the population. Despite rapid economic growth in several African countries, as well as significant achievements in both development and humanitarian interventions, a staggering number of African children remain vulnerable to extreme levels of deprivation.

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Strategy aims to support children participate in decisions that affect their lives

KAMPALA, 15 November, 2017                                                               

Joint Press Release - Government of Uganda, Unicef and Save the Children 

The Government of Uganda has today launched its first-ever National Child Participation Strategy, which provides direction for key stakeholders – families, communities, parents, leaders, teachers, policy makers, children, etc -  to promote meaningful and quality child participation at all levels of Ugandan society.

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Kaabong District, Uganda– Imagine being a young adolescent girl, with a one year-old baby of your own, and ailing aging parents to singlehandedly look after.

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE 

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The Government of Japan has contributed US$10 million (approximately 35.9 billion Uganda shillings) to UNHCR (US$4 million), UNICEF (US$3 million), and WFP (US$3 million) to support the emergency response to South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda.

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Blog By Proscovia Nakibuuka Mbonye

It is a few minutes after nine o’clock and the children of Mirambo integrated Early Childhood Development Centre (iECD) are all in class for morning lessons. In the middle class, for those aged 4 to 5 years, it is time for the mathematics lesson, one led by children themselves. The session is very participatory and the children are learning through songs.

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Uganda among 23 countries that have achieved exclusive breastfeeding rates above 60 per cent

No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates.

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During World Breastfeeding Week, UNICEF highlighted the importance of breastfeeding. Breastfed is best fed! Take a look at the infographic compilations of the merits of #BestStartInLife

A national online hub for everything you wish to know on children in Uganda.

Adolescent girls and boys play games at a Child Frieldly Space in Amudat District.

As one approaches Naguliet Child Friendly Space (CFS) in Loroo Sub County in Amudat District, Eastern Uganda you can’t fail to notice girls and boys playing football, netball and other community games. A group of adolescent girls are seen seated under a shade with a mentor.