CS-SUNN laments increased Malnutrition in Kajuru LGA
Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has expressed dismay over the increased cases of Malnutrition in kajuru Local Goverment Area due to the incessant security challenges in the Area.
Kaduna State Treasurer of Alliance, Mrs Jane Obiora made the assertion when he led a team on Advocacy visit to the Vice Chairman of the Council, Mr Katura Jagaban , on 22nd March,2021.
She discribed the situation as “alarming” because more women and children are affected by malnutrition in the Area because of the crisis.
Explaining the objective of the Team visit, Obiora said it was part of the on going Local Goverment Pool Funds Projects of CS-SUNN , adding that the main objective of the Alliance is to ensure every one is nutrition secured and women and children are protected from preventable deaths and morbidity particularly adolescent girls who face a higher risk of complications and death as a result of pregnancy.
Mrs Obiora said the Alliance will be willing to partners with the Council to reduce the level of malnutrition in the Area
In his remarks, the Vice Chairman Katura Jagaban said the Council put Nutrition as top priority and the coming of the CS-SUNN team is a welcome development.
Jagaban added that the council dispite the security challenges is doing all possible to reduce Malnutrition in the Areas.
He assured the team of open door and assistance, saying what ever the team deemed good to improve nutrition in the LGA is welcome.
Speaking at a food demonstration Obiora said the underlying cause of under-five children is Malnutrition and, and Nigeria has the second highest burden of stunted children in the world, with an estimated 2 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
She informed the women at the clinic that first 1,000 days of a child’s life offer an exclusive opportunity to prevent undernutrition and its effects. Proper and reliable infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices have been shown to improve child health and development.
In her remarks Mrs Elizabeth Boniface harps on exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life, and cont hisinued breastfeeding for two years and beyond with nutritionally appropriate and safe