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Published On: Thu, Oct 15th, 2020

Group calls for improved nutrition for vulnerable groups

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From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

A Group under the auspices of Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigerian, (CS-SUNN) has called for effort to scale up investment in nutrition to improve the nutrition of the vulnerable group particularly infants, children and women.
The Secretary, Board of Trustee of the Organization, Prof. Ngozi Nnam made the assertion during the webinar organised to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th independence Anniversary.
She said the campaign is an effort to scale up investment in nutrition adding that the campaign shall be calling for increased coordination of nutrition activities amongst stakeholders.
“Ownership and sustainability of nutrition projects by Government at all levels should be given priority so that gains already made from the projects are not lost.” said Nnam.
Prof. Ngozi Nnam further said lack of adequate funding is the bane of Malnutrition bedeviling the country.
Prof. Ngozi Nnam said While policies and plans are in place to address the problem of malnutrition, the plans are generally not fully implemented due to lack of adequate funding, saying Domestic funding for nutrition has become lean, leading to over-dependence on dwindling donor funding
She added that there is need do more campaign is an effort to scale up investment in nutrition to improve the nutrition of the vulnerable group particularly infants, children and women.
“It is an effort to improve policies, plans, programmes, strategies, and activities that will transform the nutrition landscape of Nigeria.
“The campaign also aims to highlight the need for citizen’s engagement and promote an inclusive approach to solving the nutrition problem in Nigeria.
“Malnutrition is a cankerworm spreading across all communities in the country. All sectors in the society should be involved to fight malnutrition and reduce its negative influence on individual and national development.
“Let us do more campaign to sensitize critical stakeholders, Government, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Business networks, Professional bodies, Nutrition Champions and Gate Keepers on the need for increased investment in Nutrition. Citizens should add their voices on the design and implementation of nutrition projects in their communities to ensure sustainability.
“The campaign is calling for increased coordination of nutrition activities amongst stakeholders. Ownership and sustainability of nutrition projects by Government at all levels should be given priority so that gains already made from the projects are not lost.

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