Welcome to the Uganda Public Health Nutrition Research Repository

UNRR is a data repository that is one of the projects under the School of Public Health funded by UNICEF. It provides access to data-sets and other raw materials from different sources on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals (child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, water and sanitation), risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others. In addition, UNRR provides an on-line access to UNICEF & WHO's annual summary of health-related data for its nutritional assessment & status on what is taking place with actual statistics around the world.

Who we are

The ‘Uganda Nutrition Research Resource Centre’ is both an online and physical facility for nutrition research and information relevant to nutrition policy and programming issues in Uganda. It is a convenient way to share, organise and search both old and new research and information on nutrition in Uganda.

Uganda Nutrition Statistics

Click on these links to obtain statistics on nutritional information  from the various sectors under the categories. Basic Indicators | Nutrition | Health | HIV/AIDS | Education | Demographic Indicators | Economic Indicators | Women | Child Protection | The Rate Of Progress | Adolescents | Equity – Residence | Equity – Household Wealth

Strategic Evaluation of WFP’s Role in Social Protection and Safety Nets

This is the first in a series of four strategic evaluations related to the transition from food aid to food assistance.  The evaluation analyzed WFP’s role in social protection and safety nets, which are increasingly seen as important mechanisms for promoting development.  The evaluation found that WFP is already contributing to social protection and safety nets, especially for some activities.  However, institutionalizing these approaches more broadly within WFP will require changes in WFP’s operations and efforts to build organizational and staff capacity. More information can be obtained on this link

Fighting Malnutrition in Uganda

It’s feeding time at St. Kizito Hospital’s malnutrition program. Children have been weighed and measured on the terrace, as they are every weekday morning, and now their weak crying and occasional shrieks fill the air. Mothers dribble formula into their infants’ mouths, while older and stronger kids munch on a fortified peanut paste donated by UNICEF. “This one,” says a nurse, pointing to a boy who scampers past her in oversized shorts, “you can’t imagine the state in which he arrived. He couldn’t even stand.”  Click here to read a full story