Stakeholders advocate working policies to reduce malnutrition
Stakeholders in the food industry have advocated the enactment of adequate policies to ensure food fortification and reduce malnutrition in Nigeria.
Poor Diet Linked To One in Five Deaths Globally
One in five deaths globally are linked to poor diet, experts said Thursday, warning that overconsumption of sugar, salt and meat was killing millions of people every year. The United Nations estimates that nearly a billion people worldwide are malnourished, while nearly two billion are "overnourished". But the latest study on global diet trends, published…
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.
Scourge of child malnutrition, under-five mortality
Nearly 1million children under the age of five years die in Nigeria every year. This makes the country one of the highest contributors to the under–five mortality in the world and about half of these deaths are due to malnutrition.
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.
2.5 million Nigerian children suffer malnutrition, says Adebutu
According to him, with this year’s theme of “Leave No Child Behind”, the children were given back-to -school kits, which included school uniforms, books, writing materials, food items, school bags and so on.