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.
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.
This poster 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. ?The poster was presented at the LCIRAH Research Conference, June 03-04, 2015.
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.
Implementing a Cold-Chain System for Nutritional Assessment in Rural Uganda; Field Experiences from the Nutrition Innovation Lab Cohort Study
The objective of this venture was to elaborate on the procedures undertaken to establish blood draws and cold chain for nutrition assessments. A total of 5,044 birth cohort households were enrolled and assessed using household questionnaires, anthropometry, and blood sampling to assess nutritional issues and exposures to environmental contaminants. The challenge was to obtain, transport, process, store, and analyze tens of thousands of serum samples obtained in sites that were often difficult to reach.