Monday 8 May 2017

Nigeria under-funds fight against malnutrition, ne...

Nigeria under-funds fight against malnutrition, ne...: NaijaAgroNet : Nigeria is currently under-funding its fight against malnutrition as the nation needs $912 million to tackle the scourg...

‘Solving Malnutrition Will Cost Nigeria N912m’

For Nigeria to see the end of child malnutrition in the shortest possible time and save lives of 2.5m children annually, government would have to source and provide the total sum of N912m in the next five years to tackle the menace.

This fact was revealed at the weekend in Enugu by the Head of Nutrition Department, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr Chris Osa Isokpunwu while taking some Media Editors through a two-day dialogue on “Leveraging Resources for Child Malnutrition in Nigeria” conveyed by United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria.

Although Isokpunwu reiterated the need for government to comit itself to solving the problems of malnutrition in the country, he however lamented that for three years running, budget lines for Nutrition by government has be abysmal.