How to Prevent Stunting Among Children – Research

By Jolly Gwari

Victoria University has proudly shared their research paper that was published in the American Journal of Pediatrics. Notably, this research was conducted by the Victoria University student is known as Baru Ruth Sharon Apio.  Enjoy the read:

 Socio-economic status is an important predictor of stunting, however, published population-based studies on socioeconomic inequalities in stunting among children under-five years of age is scarce in Uganda. Data from the 2016 Uganda Demographic and Health Survey was used to identify possible socio-economic inequalities in stunting among 3941 children aged 6-59 months. Multivariate binary logistic regression models were fitted to calculate the odds ratios and their corresponding 95% confidence intervals for stunting by maternal formal education and household wealth index. 

The overall prevalence of stunting among children was 30.1%. The risk of stunting was higher among children whose mothers had no formal education (OR: 4.35; 95% CI, 2.45-7.71), attained primary (OR: 2.74 95% CI, 1.62-4.63) and secondary level education (OR: 2.30 95% CI, 1.34-3.96) compared to those whose mothers attained tertiary level education. Similarly higher risk of stunting was found among children that lived in the poorest (OR: 1.78 95% CI, 1.23-2.59), poorer (OR: 1.88; 95% CI, (1.28-2.74), middle (OR: 1.91, 95% CI, 1.31-2.77) and richer households (OR: 1.60; 95% CI, 1.10-2.32) compared to those in the richest households. Socio-economic differences in stunting among children, under five years of age, were found. Targeting stunting prevention interventions to less affluent mother-child dyads and households might be important in reducing social inequalities in stunting among children under-five years of age in Uganda.

Besides, Victoria University is also uplifting student’s singing talent to change S.Sudan Music Industry. Singer William Kuol Pieng) started at the age of 22 and that’s when he practically fell in love with music. The RnB singer is a second-year student at Victoria University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Computer Sciences and Technology. Before he recorded his first song, he took one year to study South Sudanese Music industry until March 2019 when he released his collabo titled Forever ft Evy Treyz from Uganda.  He is currently working on a few songs to be announced including Happy Birthday so keep your ears to the ground. Singer William is also planning to do a collabo with the Indian star in a short time. “The collabo that is planning to do with an Indian Star started with a connection from the Victoria University Vice-chancellor Dr. Krishna after him hearing my singles Letter and Reason, He got impressed and appreciated my effort. Then I had to plan for a nice and sweet song for our collabo. Soon to be released titled “Right Time”.

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