REACH started activities in Uganda in 2011. Support and priority areas were identified in line with the priorities of the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP) for 2010-2016. 

REACH objectives

  1. Strengthen institutional capacity for harmonized and coordinated nutrition policy direction, programming, monitoring and evaluation at central and local government; support the constitution of a national coordination Secretariat to support the National Food Nutrition Council (NFNC).
  2. Support full participation of key sector ministries, regional entities and local government in the UNAP coordination and implementation by providing guidance, advocacy and technical support to establish roles and responsibilities.
  3. Support capacity analysis and development of a capacity development plan for operationalization and implementation of the UNAP.
  4. Assist to develop a nutrition management information system supporting an effective management of the UNAP at national and sub-national levels.
  5. Assist to develop a consolidated food and nutrition management information system to provide management information to the NCC  as well as to regional and district level mechanisms for management and coordination.
  6. Support the planning and implementation of the UNAP in areas and districts with joint UN nutrition and food security interventions, thereby contributing to the operationalization and scaling up of UNAP.


  • REACH supported technically and financially the drafting of the UNAP Implementation Plan, which is the reference document for the muItisectoral approach to nutrition, as well as the launch of the UNAP Coordination Secretariat since its inception. UNAP is now setting up national and district coordination mechanisms, with support from REACH.
  • REACH is recognised as one of the key supporting partners of the UNAP Coordination Secretariat at the country level. REACH facilitators are hence part of the UNAP Coordination Secretariat's Offices, part of the Prime Minister's Office.
  • REACH trainined the UNAP Secretariat staff on how to develop a monitoring and evaluation strategy and on how to undertake a stakeholder mapping exercise.

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Poverty & nutrition facts

  • 24.5% of population lives below the poverty line
  • 33% of children under 5 are stunted
  • 5% of children under 5 are wasted
  • 14% of children under 5 are underweight

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