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Stunted growth and malnutrition in children

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UNICEF is working in Enugu to protect the rights of mothers and children.

TVC News Nigeria gives us a report on malnutrition in Nigeria

UNICEF is calling for a sustained effort to improve the nutrition of mothers and children in Nigeria. Juliet Chikuwe, Chief of UNICEF’s Enugu Field Office, made the call in Enugu. Stating good nutrition is essential for the health and development of children. It is also essential for their physical growth and cognitive development. It also helps protect from diseases. Unfortunately, in Nigeria, many children are not getting the nutrition they need. This is due to a number of factors, including poverty, poor diets, and inadequate access to healthcare. “We must do more to improve the nutrition of mothers and children in Nigeria,” Chikuwe concluded.


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Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

Malnutrition is almost inevitable when we have a major factor as extreme poverty. Unfortunately what these people care about is eating to survive, so they basically munch on almost anything. Balanced diet would never be a priority. With UNICEF’s effort, I hope they’d be able to help as much as possible improve their nutrition.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

We must do well to tackle this malnutrition of a thing. Stunted growth is really affecting a lot of children. They should eat well and drink portable water. Our health goes a long way in our daily living.

jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

Malnutrition is so common in Nigeria and the answer is so easy not eating balanced diet,we are so used to carbohydrates,how many family can boast of eating a balanced meal,why won’t malnutrition set in,more sensitization is needed concerning this especially because of mother and child.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

Aside the genes of individuals as a determinant for certain growth like height, malnutrition also plays a significant role. When extreme poverty is a significant issue, malnutrition is all but unavoidable. I’m hoping UNICEF can help as much as they can to enhance their nutrition through their efforts.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

We have to be eating malnutrition food they will help to take care and developed our body well we have to be caution about what we will eating malnutrition food is good for the body

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

Malnutrition very common in Nigeria due to poverty. The price of food in Nigeria is very high. The stardand of living is too high in Nigeria. That is the main reason for malnutrition here

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

This is why I will continue saying people should be financially ready before making the decision of having a child.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

People are much more sensitive to nutrition when they are younger, that’s is what children consume have match effect on them than it has on the adults. Should more attention should be paid to the bill at kids are being fed

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

A lot of children in Nigeria these days suffer from malnutrition because of poverty, knowing something like this is rampant, the wealthy ones should always try to help these children when they can

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

In this situation the major area that should be focused more on is the accessibility to healthcare. Nursing mother and infants needs to be able to access quality health services in the various communities.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

Alot still need to be done concerning the malnutrition problem in Nigeria both government and non-governmental organisations responsible for the job need to evenly distribute the foods to the right people.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

Extreme poverty is a key contributor to malnutrition and that’s one of the major things the government should work on first.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

Unhealthy eating habits would always come first. I’d like to think that UNICEF can do all they can to aid in the improvement of their nutrition.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

Because younger people are far more susceptible to the effects of nutrition, the foods that youngsters consume have a much greater impact on their bodies than the same foods have on adults.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

Additionally, nutrition is necessary for children for their cognitive and physical development to have it, the government should work on that.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

Because of widespread poverty, malnutrition is quite prevalent in Nigeria. There is a significant cost premium attached to purchasing food in Nigeria. In Nigeria, the cost of living is significantly higher than it should be. That is the primary contributor to undernourishment in this region.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

We have a lot of work to do in order to solve the problem of starvation. A significant number of children are experiencing development retardation. They ought to consume nutritious food and drink plenty of water that is portable. The state of our health is extremely important to how we go about our daily lives.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

Regrettably, a significant number of children in Nigeria are not receiving the required amount of nourishment. This is attributable to a range of variables, such as low-income and unhealthy diets, among others.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

They should eat well and drink portable water. Our health goes a long way in our daily living.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

Kudos UNICEF for their effort to stamp out stunt growth and malnutrition in children in Enugu. They’re trying to protect the rights of mothers and children.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

I like what UNICEF is doing in Enugu to protect the rights of mothers and children. This will prevent stunted growth and malnutrition in children.