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College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

STUDY DISSEMINATION: Determinants of childhood stunting reduction: A case of Uganda

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The Makerere University School of Public Health and Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), (Toronto, Canada), in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Uganda have pleasure to invite you to participate in a blended dissemination workshop that will be held on Tuesday 30th March 2021, 12:00-15:00PM, Uganda-EAT (05:00-08:00AM, Canada-GMT).

The study titled; Exemplars in Stunting Reduction: Uganda Country Case Study, aimed to understand the drivers of childhood stunting reduction over the past two decades in Uganda. Uganda was selected as a country for study given its impressive gains in childhood chronic undernutrition, relative to growth in gross domestic product (GDP).

 Physical dissemination will be at Golf Course Hotel in Kampala.

Kindly note that while a few delegates have been invited to a physical meeting for observance of SOPs, we invite the rest to join virtually.

For virtual participation, please join using the link here.


The Exemplars in Stunting Reduction project was designed to investigate the trends, determinants, and success factors among countries that had achieved a rapid rate of childhood stunting reduction relative to their economic growth.

Since the early 2000s, Uganda has experienced considerable poverty reduction; decreased maternal, newborn, and child mortality; increased adult/youth literacy and female empowerment; increased livestock and cereal production; improved access to maternal care; and widespread malaria-reduction strategies – all of which link to a multifactorial stunting reduction success story.

To examine the national-, community-, household-, and individual-level factors that have driven stunting reduction in Uganda from 2000 to 2016, a mixed-methods study was conducted. A systematic review, descriptive and advanced quantitative analyses, qualitative research, a policy/program review, and a nutrition financing analysis were undertaken, and data was triangulated to inform study objectives.


Makerere University, School of Public Health (MakSPH), Uganda

  1. Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Kajjura, PhD
  2. Co- Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Waiswa, PhD

Centre for Global Child Health at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Canada

  1. Principal Investigator: Dr. Zulfiqar A Bhutta, PhD
  2. Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Emily Keats, PhD

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