Council approves five-year plan to reduce hunger, malnutrition
A five-year nutrition action plan that would guide implementation of intervention programmes to address hunger and malnutrition across all sectors in Nigeria has been approved by the National Council on Nutrition.
Malnutrition: UNICEF trains Plateau health workers on child feeding practices
The United Nations Children’s Find (UNICEF) has organised a three-day training on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices for health workers in Plateau.
‘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,’’…
1,115 children died from acute malnutrition in Borno in 2019 – UNICEF
The United Nations Children Fund(UNICEF) on Tuesday said 1,115 children have died from acute malnutrition in Borno between January and December 2019.
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…
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.
FAO raises concern over malnutrition in Nigeria
With obesity currently at 7.8 per cent and about one in three children stunted in Nigeria, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has called on the Federal Government to prioritise ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition in the country.