Hand of a young girl in Uganda!

July 13, 2009

Hand of a young girl in Uganda.

Hand of a young girl in Uganda: a few health facts!

Today, monday 13 july 2009, the 4th and the 5th case of swine flue – the Influenza A (H1N1) – has been confirmed in Uganda. What are the health chances for children in Uganda?

A few health facts about children in Uganda:

– Malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhea are the main causes of under-5 mortality.

– Approximately 20,000 babies are infected by HIV annually through mother-to-child transmission.

– Nearly half of the estimated 2 million orphans are orphaned due to AIDS, with the total expected to rise to 3.5 million by 2010 – while today the population in Uganda counts about 31 million people!

Uganda is a landlocked country in east Africa.

While about 13.5 million children (6 months-15 years) were immunized against measles in 2003, how many children will be immunized for swine flue if the pandemic spreads among the population in Uganda?

SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:

The hands of children: fingernails & health!
Finger length reveals talent in the hands of young children
Use of human Nails as bio-indicators of heavy metals among school age children in Kenya!

The hands of happy & healthy children in Uganda.

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One Response to “Hand of a young girl in Uganda!”


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