700,000 malnourished Nigerian kids get UNICEF’s treatment support

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700,000 malnourished Nigerian kids get UNICEF’s treatment support

By Nana Musa

UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday in Abuja says it supported 700,000 malnourished children
in the country with Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) as at December 2018.

The Chief Nutritionist, UNICEF Nigeria, Dr Simeon Nanama, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that over the years,
UNICEF had supported government to prevent and address problem of malnutrition in the country.

The partnership, according to him, includes rendering technical support in focused states for intervention to develop policies, strategies and
plans to address malnutrition.

He added that the organisation also supported government on issues related to legislation that could create favourable environment for improved
nutrition.

He added that “at operational level, we also support the treatment of malnutrition with the RUTF.

“In 2018, we reached out to 700,000 children with RUTF to tackle malnutrition.”

Nanama…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria