According to Uganda’s Agriculture ministry, 2 million children under the age of five are chronically ill. Malnutrition is the underlying cause of death in nearly 60 percent of infants.
In addition, it is estimated that 50 percent of Uganda’s children are infested with intestinal worms that eat an average of 20 to 40 percent of a child’s nutritional intake each day. To combat this epidemic and help curb life-threatening malnutrition rates in the country, Planting Peace is deworming 1,000,000 children in Uganda. The medication was sponsored by a north Florida based charity, the Sonder Project, and the distribution will be made as part of Uganda’s Health Week.
A special thank you to Food for the Hungry for helping facilitate the distribution and to the Sonder Project for sponsoring the deworming medication. You can learn more about both groups by clicking the links below:
The Sonder Project
Food for the Hungry