February 29, 2024

The United Nations Children’s Fund says it has concluded plans to train health workers on effective service delivery to address acute malnutrition in Adamawa State.

UNICEF Country Representative, Christian Munduate, told newsmen shortly after inspecting Yelwa primary health facility in Yola, the state capital, on Monday.

Munduate, who did not disclose the number of the participants, said the online training exercise was designed for workers of the Adamawa Primary Healthcare Development Agency.

She said the plan started in December 2022, to ensure capacity building for the health workers.

“When the innovation begin, we will see how it will be develop and what will be further supported for us to do it as well.

“Because it is very important we can have analytic approach, integrated services as we are talking about nutrition.

“For us, the child comes first and one of the first thing to give a child is the opportunity to live healthy,” she said.

The country representative noted that malnutrition was a threat to the lives of children.

She urged the media organisations in Nigeria to also promote nutrition and exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months.

The UNICEF official added that mothers needed nothing than to drink water and eat well to produce necessary milk to enable them to breastfeed their children effectively.


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