Agaba, Edgar

Name
Edgar Agaba

Association between maternal aflatoxin exposure during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes in Uganda

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Aflatoxins are toxic metabolites of Aspergillus molds and are widespread in the food supply, particularly in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMICs). Both in utero and infant exposure to aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) have been linked to poor child growth and development. The objective of this prospective cohort study was to investigate the association between maternal aflatoxin exposure during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes, primarily lower birth weight, in a sample of 220 mother‐infant pairs in Mukono district, Uganda.

Understanding pathways to better nutrition at district level: Lessons from Uganda

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For countries looking to implement multisectoral nutrition plans, it is critical to understand what works and how programs should be delivered and scaled-up in each context. Programs can learn from each other on how to adapt to new information, evidence and events related to scaling-up and district stakeholders can play important roles in implementation of this multisectoral plan.

Assessing Progress in Implementing Uganda's Nutrition Action Plan: District-Level Insights

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The 2011 Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP) established 2016 maternal and child nutrition targets. However, there is a lack of routine district-level data collection to assess UNAP implementation. The Nutrition Innovation Lab collected serial household-level survey data (n = 3600) in 6 districts, including 2 UNAP implementation districts, in 2012 and 2014. Questionnaires focused on food security, nutrition, and health, among others, and included specific indicators relevant to UNAP's targets.

Prioritizing and Funding the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan

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In 2010, Uganda began developing its first multisectoral nutrition plan, the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP), to reduce malnutrition. While the UNAP signals high-level commitment to addressing nutrition, knowledge gaps remain about how to successfully implement such a plan.

Understanding Pathways of Better Nutrition

This presentation is a result of Edgar Agaba's ALE-(Applied Learning Experience) research work that was completed last year in Uganda's 2 districts of Lira and Kisoro. ?Collaborators included MPH- ALE, JSI/SPRING Project, and the Nutrition Innovation Lab.

It was originally?presented it to ?Faculty and students on?Wednesday, April 29th 2015: Sackler Room 316, 4:00 ? 7:30 p.m as part of the ALE Presentations.