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In a bid to tackle rising cases of acute malnutrition among children in the state, the Enugu State Government in collaboration with the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has established three Centres for Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in the State.
The State Nutrition Officer, Mrs 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).
The inability of government officials to write convincing memos that could be approved for release of funds by Gov. Abdullahi Sule is affecting nutrition intervention programmes in Nasarawa State.
The Lagos Civil Society Participation for Development, a network of Civil Society Organisations, has called on the Lagos State Government to create a budget line that would cater for the provision of learning aids and accessibility needs of children with disabilities in all the 44 inclusive schools across the State.
Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigerian, CS-SUNN, has mobilised religious and traditional leaders to promote exclusive breastfeeding practices among nursing mothers and women of childbearing age in Kaduna State.
The Kaduna State Ministry of Finance on Tuesday, promised cash backing of nutrition budget releases brought before it, to ensure the implementation of nutrition programmes in the state.
To this end, the government has recommended early initiation of breastfeeding within an hour of birth, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, continued breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond, and introduction of appropriate complementary food as from six months.
The Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has called on the Kaduna State Government to increase investment in nutrition, describing it as “key” to sustainable development.
Primary Health Care centres across Nasarawa State are in a deplorable state, with most facilities ill-equipped and inadequately staffed, according to an investigation.
A group, Civil Society -Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has urged Oyo state government under the leadership of Mr Seyi Makinde to as a matter of urgency release the budget meant for nutrition in the state.
A group, Civil Society-Scaling Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), has disclosed that 53 per cent of childhood deaths in Nigeria are underlined by malnutrition related illnesses.
UNICEF and Kaduna State Government say no fewer than 279,542 children under five years are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Kaduna State.
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