Roughly 16% of child mortality cases in Uganda are caused by pneumonia. Symptoms of the illness include chest pain, persistent coughing, fever, and low body temperature. About 99% of pneumonia cases occur in less-developed countries such as Uganda, indicating the correlation between poverty and pneumonia. In poverty-stricken areas, malnutrition, poor air quality, and limited access to healthcare cause the development and dispersion of pneumonia among a population. As a result, children in Uganda are vulnerable and quickly become victims of the illness.
A study shows that nearly half of all child deaths in Africa stem from hunger. Overall, 5.6 million children under age five died in 2016, about 15,000 daily (World Health Organization [WHO]). The risk of a child dying before five years of age is highest in Africa (76.5 per 1000 live births).
We wish to thank our generous donors for helping us feed the needy children in Uganda. We couldn’t do it without you. What we do is like a drop of water in the ocean, but to the families that received food gifts, it’s the world.