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Published On: Mon, Nov 13th, 2017

Malnutrition: UNICEF sensitizes 750 hard-to-reach settlements in Jigawa

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From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse

No fewer than seven hundred and fifty hard-to-reach communities in Jigawa state have so far benefited from United Nation Children’s Fund programmes on fight against child diseases.
The hard-to-reach focal person in the state, Malam Zubairu Abdullahi announced the development while presenting his paper during a two days advocacy meeting with local government chairmen held at Manpower Development Institute Dutse.
He explained that, UNICEF in its effort to fight a child diseases a strong teamwork was formed and penetrated 750 hard to reach settlement, 195 wards across 25 local government areas in Jigawa state.
According to him, during the exercise the team succeeded in reducing the risk of polio, malaria diseases and acute malnutrition among millions of Jigawa Children.
He added that, the UNICEF also supported the hard-to-reach teamwork with some commodities, logistics support and monthly salary.
The focal person maintained that, on its side, the Jigawa state government also supported the team with vehicles, offices and sponsorship of weekly meeting.
He added that, the accommodations at local government level, security, operation kits and community leaders’ attention are all provided by the state government.
He urged the people in the state to cooperate with UNICEF team for the successful termination of polio, malaria diseases and reduce the acute malnutrition in the state.

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