Monday 27 November 2017

2.5Million Children Suffer From Severe Malnutrition in Nigeria - UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said that over 2.5 million children suffer from severe malnutrition in Northern Nigeria.

He said, "Nigeria is the second largest contributor to the death of children under 5 years of age. In Nigeria , two out of five children do not get the nutrient they need for body and strength development and over 13 million are affected in the country."

Baba however pointed out that addressing  malnutrition is of high importance in order to efficiently achieve  some part of the  Sustainable Development Goals, especially "those relating to hunger , child and maternal health, security and education."

Culled from: Daily trust Newspaper

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