policy beriefs

1.  The advisory committee on Vaccines and Immunization: Improving Vaccine and Immunization Coverage in Uganda .

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Improving the nutritional status of women and children in the country benefits all sectors and should therefore be a priority to everyone investing in the future of Uganda. Improved maternal nutrition leads to healthier newborns; and improved nutrition for children leads to better mental and physical health in adulthood and thus a stronger, healthier workforce. This improves productivity particularly in an agrarian society like Uganda which is the forerunner to a healthier, more economically viable nation.
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2. Enhancing Awareness of the Benefits of Biotechnology and GMO for National Development.

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Improving the nutritional status of women and children in the country benefits all sectors and should therefore be a priority to everyone investing in the future of Uganda. Improved maternal nutrition leads to healthier newborns; and improved nutrition for children leads to better mental and physical health in adulthood and thus a stronger, healthier workforce. This improves productivity particularly in an agrarian society like Uganda which is the forerunner to a healthier, more economically viable nation.
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3. Integrating Nutrition and Agriculture: Use of Extension Workers and Community Models in Uganda.

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Improving the nutritional status of women and children in the country benefits all sectors and should therefore be a priority to everyone investing in the future of Uganda. Improved maternal nutrition leads to healthier newborns; and improved nutrition for children leads to better mental and physical health in adulthood and thus a stronger, healthier workforce. This improves productivity particularly in an agrarian society like Uganda which is the forerunner to a healthier, more economically viable nation.
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4. Policy Recommendations for the Proposed Secondary Education Curriculum Reform in Uganda.

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On a global perspective, science educators continue to convey the need for reforms in science education in an effort to promote a more critical scientific literacy (Bybee, 1997; Hodson, 1998). As such, the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) has taken a decision to undertake a thorough reform of the lower secondary education curriculum. This is intended to come up with quality curriculum that meets international bench marks, and is affordable and relevant to the economic development of Uganda. Like the rest of Africa, Uganda is experiencing a period of steady economic growth.
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5. Policy Recommendations for Improving The Teaching and Learning of Science in Uganda.

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National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) being an autonomous body with a diverse group of scientists works together in an interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary manner to promote excellence in science by offering independent and evidence-based advise for the prosperity of Uganda. The academy appreciates the efforts of the Ministry of Education and Sports to support and enhance science education in the country as the critical engine for producing scientists and technologists. As has been rightly reiterated, Science, Technology and Innovations (STI) are pivotal to socioeconomic development of Uganda. Our ability to ensure development demands production of skilled and competent science workforce.
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6. Improving Vaccine and immunisation Coverage in Uganda. First Policy Brief Second Edition

background | abstract< /br> The Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (ACVI) was formed in July 2012, after the Uganda National Academy of Sciences together with the Ministry of Health recognised the need for evidence based advice to guide the country’s vaccines and immunisation programme; which was on a declining trend. A 12 person non-partisan experts committee was constituted with three main objectives:
i. Policy Guidance: Provide the Ministry of Health with apolitical policy advice based on credible scientific evidence.
ii. Context specific prioritisation: Provide the Ministry of Health with recommendations on vaccine priorities, including new and under-used vaccines.
iii. Forward thinking: track the progress of vaccines and immunisation practice in Uganda and internationally, to better advice on planning for Uganda’s future needs.

ImmunisationThis revised policy brief aims to act as a guide for general understanding of the immunisation programme in Uganda, to highlight the current achievements, challenges and changes within the programme, promote informed policy and decision making, and to guide implementation and advocacy.
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