Exclusive breastfeeding reduces childhood illnesses — Experts
Stakeholders in infant’s right protection have advocated exclusive breastfeeding for newborn babies, starting within one hour after birth until the baby is six months old.
‘Two million children to die from acute malnutrition in Kano’
No fewer than two million children in Kano are presently suffering from malnutrition, and are prone to life-threatening Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), the report has shown. Secretary of Civil Society –Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), Ahmad Tijjani Yau, disclosed this during a workshop with the theme: “Meeting of Key Gatekeepers on Importance of EBF,’’…
NEC seeks concerted action against malnutrition
The National Economic Council (NEC) has welcomed a call from stakeholders to halt malnutrition and related issues in Nigeria.
Malnutrition kills 29 children in Gombe State
No fewer than 29 children died from malnutrition in Gombe State between January and October 2019 while on treatment at Community Management for Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Centres in the state.
Stakeholders decry increasing cases of malnutrition among children, women
*Urges govt to integrate multivitamin in school feeding programme Some stakeholders in public health have decried the high level of malnutrition in Nigeria, stressing that women and children being the most affected due to poor access to basic micronutrients.They identified poverty, lack of functional primary health care centres across the country, illiteracy and poor access…
Experts canvass good eating habits to improve health, wellbeing
With the high rate of malnutrition and undernutrition ravaging the country, experts have reiterated the need for the populace to embrace good eating habits.
Addressing malnutrition will add $29b to national income, says Nanono
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono said addressing malnutrition and meeting nutrition targets of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) would inject additional $29b into Nigeria’s national income.
440, 000 children risk acute malnutrition by end of 2019 — UNICEF
The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has raised the alarm over the rise in Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) threats among 440, 000 children in the Northeast.
‘34, 419 kids may die from severe acute malnutrition in Taraba’
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) yesterday confirmed that no fewer than 34,419 children presently risk dying from high prevalence of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) cases in Taraba State.