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Judith Neilson Foundation and Australian Government boost funding for World Vision health and nutrition initiative in Uganda

Judith Neilson Foundation and Australian Government boost funding for World Vision health and nutrition initiative in Uganda
Ageno prepares her harvested grains for sale. Everything changed in Ageno and her children’s lives when she joined the Health and Nutrition for All project through World Vision.

AUSTRALIA – Australia’s largest non-governmental organisation (NGO), World Vision, today announced a new partnership with the Judith Neilson Foundation. World Vision has secured $750,000 of funding from the Judith Neilson Foundation, supplementing more than $3.5million of funding being contributed to the project by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). This new funding will enable World Vision to scale its Health and Nutrition for All (HANA) program supporting vulnerable children and women in Uganda.

In Uganda, women, people with disabilities and children face significant barriers to accessing quality and inclusive health and nutrition services. Northern Uganda has a particularly high prevalence of severely malnourished children under five (4.8 percent) and 83 percent of the country’s population (38 million people) are without access to reliable, safe drinking water.

The HANA Uganda project partners with communities across Northern Uganda’s Oyam, Omoro and Pader districts to deliver life-changing healthcare and services for Northern Uganda’s most vulnerable children and women, especially people with disability.

Judith Neilson, founder of the Judith Neilson Foundation, welcomed the partnership with World Vision to strengthen maternal and child health care in Uganda. “Investing in women’s access to quality health care, clean water, and nutrition is not just a matter of equity, it’s a catalyst for change. By ensuring these critical services reach the most vulnerable in Uganda, World Vision is uplifting women and paving the way for a future where everyone can thrive.”

Daniel Wordsworth, CEO at World Vision Australia said, “World Vision is grateful for Judith Neilson Foundation’s generosity and trust, and we applaud Judith and the Foundation’s board for her long-term vision and commitment to give priority to communities that are most vulnerable. “We’re also thankful for the support from the Australian Government, through ANCP funding, for our HANA Uganda program, which ensures sustainable health outcomes in communities and is helping change the lives of women and children in Northern Uganda.”

Aligned with World Vision Uganda’s 2020-2025 strategy, the overall goal of the HANA project is to end preventable illness, impairment, and death among 109,839 adults, young people, and children under five in Oyam, Omoro and Pader districts by 2025.

About World Vision Australia

World Vision is Australia’s largest non-governmental organisation (NGO) driven by generous Australian donors, community members, staff and valued partners who mobilise to make a real and lasting difference in lives around the world. Together, we tackle the root causes of poverty and transform lives through development, relief, and advocacy work.

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Partner: World Vision Australia
Country: Uganda
Theme : Health

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