Malnutrition: 33 Percent of Kids under Age five have Stunted Growth -Study


By Omeiza Ajayi

ABUJA: An International Non-Governmental Organization INGO, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition GAIN has lamented that 33 percent of Nigerian children under the age of five have stunted growth due to malnutrition.

GAIN however said the percentage was an improvement over the 41 percent recorded five years ago, but still a far cry from Ghana’s current 18 percent having had almost the same scenario with Nigeria just years ago.

Urging stakeholders to collaborate with the alliance in her bid to eradicate malnutrition and post-harvest losses, Executive Director of GAIN, Mr Lawrence Haddad added that “half of all the deaths of kids under five is linked to malnutrition”.

“It is an economic growth problem as well as a health and developmental problem. If Nigeria wants to be a big power house and an economic player in Africa and the world, it needs to…

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