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Uganda

Capital: Kampala

Human Development Index: 0.484 - 165th out of 188 countries (2014)

Under five-year-old children suffering from underweight: 40 %

Under five-year-old children suffering from stunting: %

Population: 37.780.000 (2014)

Life expectancy: 59 (2013)

Under-five mortality: 69 ‰

Poverty rate: 24.5 %

Source : PNUD - World Bank - UNICEF

Anne-Gaëlle and Olivier BEUCHER,  respectively food process engineer and environmentalist consultant in developing countries, convinced that spirulina was a response to nutritional insecurity experienced by the poorest people in Uganda, contacted Antenna France to mount a nutritional rehabilitation program based on Spirulina consumption.

Program Objectives:

  • based in Kampala that spirulina distribution program will focus on the country.
  • demonstrate that spirulina is a relevant and lasting solution in the fight against malnutrition by improving the nutritional status of 3,000 beneficiaries each year.
  • participate in the fight against poverty in this country while creating a sustainable economy.

Why Uganda?

The country suffered a situation of instability in the recent past. Furthermore, it still welcomes many refugees, over 500,000 at January 1, 2015, from neighboring countries. Malnutrition is widespread in Uganda, especially in the North and North East of the country. According to the “Nutrition Action Plan 2011-2016 Uganda” malnutrition affects more than one million Ugandans, mostly children and women. The Human Development Index in 2014 puts Uganda in 165th position out of 188 countries. The progress in reducing malnutrition remain very slow.

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Distribution of spirulina

Program Objective demonstrate that spirulina is a relevant and lasting solution in the fight against malnutrition by improving the nutritional