‘Gombe home to half of North East’s malnourished kids’
The Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria yesterday said Gombe State houses 51.2 per cent of the 536,747 malnourished children in the North East geo-political zone.
‘Nigeria home to second largest malnourished children’
Nigeria has been described as home to the second largest malnourished children in the world.
88,000 malnourished children risk death in Northeast
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said 88,000 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) are at risk of death in the Northeast region, due to lack of treatment. About a million children, aged between six and 59 months in the insurgency affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe are also acutely malnourished. According to…
El-Rufai orders supply of medicine for malnourished children
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has ordered the supply of more Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for the treatment of malnourished children, an official said. The Project Manager, Kaduna State Emergency Nutrition Action Plan, Mr Shehu Makarfi, made the plan known during an interaction with newsmen on the general overview of the project…