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Uganda Food and Health Issues
Transcript of Uganda Food and Health Issues
Uganda Food and Health Problems
Diseases In Uganda
Food Problems in Uganda
Uganda has a lot of diseases and deadly viruses. Over 12,000 children every year die by diarrhea caused by unsafe water. If you want to travel there you have to get vaccinated, eat drink safely, keep away from animals, get antimalarial medications, and prevent bug bights. People in Uganda only live to be 53 years old.
- 22 million in Uganda have no sanitation services that is about 2 thirds of Uganda's population.
- Compared to all of the worlds population 2.5 billion don't have access to sanitation services
- Improved sanitation is 48% and it has improved mostly within the past ten years.
- 12,000 people die from diarrhea because of poor sanitation.
- 2,000 lives are being saved because of sanitation awareness programs.
- Following the information of Uganda's ministry of health there have been less and less deaths every year.
Uganda has the rare nodding diseases that is spreading and causes seizures. It can be physically or mentally stunned also can cause death. It effects mostly people under the age of 15. Over 3,000 children in Uganda are diagnosed with The Nodding disease.
By: Shelby, Riley, Talon, Jaden
Parker, Danni, and Ryan.
List of Major Diseases
8.5 percent of about 35 million people in Uganda do not have access to clean water. this is almost half of the population.
Over 12,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
Without access to safe water, Uganda's farmers struggle to grow crops or earn a living.
Some of the diseases are Hepatitis A, Malaria, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and Polio. Hepatitis A is a liver disease that is transmitted through contaminated food and water. Malaria is caused by a mosquito bite, it is very painful. Over 70,000 children in Uganda below the age of 5 has malaria.
65,000 people with safe water
102,000 people with improved sanitation
Medications in Uganda are very hard find. Medications are hard to find because Uganda is a third world country. It is do hard to find medicine that their birth rate is 44.5 births/1,000 population. The 100,000 that live after birth, only live to be about 53 years old, that is their average. In America people, get to live 40-70 years, this is our average age. Their birth rate would be a lot better if other countries gave medicines to help with their major diseases like Malaria, Hepatitis A and B, Polio, and HIV/AIDS.
In the last year
Food shortages are a big problem in Uganda. The food shortages are caused by the unpredictable weather. That unpredictable weather harms their crops which also harms their economy. Hundreds of people in Uganda die because of food shortening.