On Thursday, August 10, the United States government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a new private sector partnership with Emzor Food and Beverages Limited, a woman-owned Nigerian company. Together, USAID and Emzor will build a medical-grade groundnut paste processing facility. Groundnut paste is an essential ingredient in life-saving Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), a treatment for malnourished children.
Prof. Osinbajo stated this in a keynote address he delivered at a High-level Dialogue on West Africa themed “Rising to the Challenge of Consolidating Democratic Governance”. The dialogue held in Abeokuta was organised by the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA), which has former President Olusegun Obasanjo as Chairperson of the Board of Directors.
They made this known during the showcase of foods from AYB at the University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan.
Speaking during the recent Protein Challenge Webinar Series 8, themed – The Nigerian Protein Deficiency Report 2020: Unpacking the Numbers, Exploring the Issues, Professor Adetunji Kehinde, provost, College of Agriculture, Osun State University, said that the Nigerian Protein Deficiency Report 2020 indicates that the poor status of protein consumption in Nigeria remains the leading cause of protein deficiency in the country.
“As 2021 approaches, UNICEF is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of 10.4 million children projected to suffer from acute malnutrition next year in those countries,” the statement said, citing the affected countries as Republic of the Congo (DRC), Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Sudan, South Sudan and Yemen.
The state Nutrition Officer, Ramatu Musa, made this known in Kaduna on Thursday, while presenting the nutrition situation in the state at a two-day meeting organised by Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN).
For the umpteenth time, stakeholders have campaigned against babies malnutrition across the country, insisting that exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months helps reduce the prevalence. Breastfeeding, according to the stakeholders, saves lives,
The Federal Ministry of Health says it has disbursed over N1.8 billion for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition in 18 States in the last two years.
Ahmed spoke with State House correspondents shortly after the inaugural meeting of the National Council on Nutrition chaired by Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday.
Dr Omotayo Omoteso, NNIA representative, while declaring the one-day training open on Saturday in Abeokuta, said that the training was to commemorate this year’s World Health Day.
The donation, done on Friday, it is believed would in no small measure help to boost the worthy initiative of the organisation, which is at the forefront of eradicating malnutrition in the country.
In Nigeria’s North East, UNICEF and partners planned $149 million for 215,300 children aged six to 59 months affected by severe acute malnutrition admitted for treatment
The National Coordinator of the Media Centre Against child Malnutrition, Remmy Nweke, said the theme would be: “Malnutrition, child development and the media.”
Quoting the National Demographic and Health Survey of 2013, he also said that only 17 per cent of mothers in Nigeria breastfeed their children
Watkins said: “I will not say that it is the crises that are responsible for this situation because the crises have been on for over two years
“This development is seriously eating up food security, plunging households into hunger, which increases malnutrition and predisposes children to untimely death
Murtala explained that following a poor intake of nutrition among the under five children, Jigawa State has a record of 50 per cent prevalence rate of acute malnutrition among its children
She listed such to include the recent flooding in Bauchi and Adamawa States, which damaged farmlands and infrastructure
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