MALNUTRITION: Nigeria needs N3b to save 3m children


…  Only N11k per child does the magic

…UNICEF calls for improved nutrition budget, says prevention cheaper than treatment

By Chioma Obinna

In Nigeria, children often face abuse and exploitation in childhood due to lack of access to good nutrition and health. Kabiru, a child born with hope, faced insecurity and poverty from birth. Despite being expected to be healthy and strong, Kabiru’s growing body and brain required all the necessary nutrients, highlighting the need for better nutrition and health access in children like Kabiru.

Pregnant women prioritize their unborn children by providing essential minerals like iron and calcium. However, when they eat little or nothing, they have less to pass on to their babies. In Nigeria, 7.8 million pregnant women suffer from anemia, while three million malnourished children are among the country’s top three. UNICEF calls malnutrition an unacceptable global issue, and no country can afford to overlook it.

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper