146 Malnourished Children Treated in Keffi LGA

Mr Ibrahim Gambo, the Director, Primary Health Care, Keffi Local Government Council, Nasarawa State, says more than 146 malnourished children have been treated and cured of malnutrition in the area.

Gambo disclosed this in Keffi while receiving the Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Kaduna, Dr Zakari Adam, and some UNICEF officials during an assessment tour to Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) at PHC, Angwan Waje, Keffi, Nasarawa State.

According to him, the achievement was possible because of the support received from UNICEF toward addressing the challenges of malnourished children.

He noted that the intervention had impacted positively on their lives and called for its sustenance.

According to him, the provision of the Ready to Use therapeutic Food (RUTF) provided by the UNICEF and given to children free of charge, had impacted positively on their lives.

“We will continue to remain grateful and thank you for your gesture; we are very much appreciative of your visit as the visit will strengthen us.

“We are also committed to ensuring that the challenges among malnourished children are being addressed,” he said.

The director said that the health workers in the council are also working hard to ensure that quality healthcare service delivery is given to the people of the area.

Gambo pledged the council’s commitment to good health policies and programmes to ensure that the people have quality healthcare services.

The Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Kaduna, said that they were in the area to assess the progress made so far regarding the issue of malnutrition among children.

Adam said that the fund was collaborating with the government of Nigeria, especially in the area of health and education to improve the lives of children and Nigerians.

The chief said that UNICEF would continue to train and retrain health workers for quality service delivery in the country.

The report said that Ms Chinwe Ezeife and Mr Rabiu Musa, the Nutrition Specialist and Communication Officer of UNICEF, Kaduna, respectively, were part of the assessment team.

The Ready to Use therapeutic Food (RUTF) provided by UNICEF for malnourished is been funded by Children International Foundation Fund.

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