Malnutrition a threat to education in northeast, says nutrition expert
Statistics have revealed that malnutrition arising from Boko Haram insurgency has continued to threaten education in the northeast, especially, Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
Nigeria records drop in child deaths, rise in under-five malnutrition
Nigeria has recorded a significant decrease in childhood mortality rates as the probability of dying between birth and the first birthday (infant mortality rate) dropped from 97 per 1000 live births in 2011 to 70/1000 in 2016-17.
African leaders pledge to overcome malnutrition, elevate nutrition as driver for growth
According to a statement by the AfDB, the President, Akinwumi Adesina said stunted children today would lead to stunted economies tomorrow. The impact of stunting is irreversible, but preventable.Poor nutrition is responsible for stunting children’s growth.....
Dangote Foundation commits N36bn to malnutrition intervention plan — CEO
Dangote Foundation on Wednesday said it would commit N36 billion to implement its malnutrition intervention plan in Nigeria from January 2018. The Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, who made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna, said 13 states would benefit from the intervention plan in the next…
Nutritionists charge government on funding to reduce malnutrition
Nutritionists have called on government at all levels to fund malnutrition interventions to reduce the number of children living with malnutrition. It is estimated that over 2.5 million Nigerian children suffer from malnutrition and only five per cent have access to quality medical healthcare.
‘Malnutrition may kill 1.4m children in Nigeria, three other nations’
Severe malnutrition may claim the lives of 1.4 million children from Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen this year if urgent steps are not taken.
1.4 million children face famine in four countries, says UNICEF
Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency said Monday.
UNICEF raises fresh concern over malnutrition in Southwest
UNICEF has expressed fresh concern over the level of malnutrition in the Southwest geo-political and attributed the situation to poor adherence to Exclusive Breast Feeding (EBF).
Preventing the scourge of malnutrition in Kaduna State
Stakeholders in health sector observe that reported cases of malnutrition among children and women in the country have become a public health concern in recent times.