From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The Jigawa state Primary health care development Agency with the support of United Nation Children’s Fund has concluded arrangements to sensitize 400 females students on the importance and benefit of the breastfeeding in the state.
The executive secretary of the agency, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim who was represented by the deputy director nutrition of the agency Alhaji Magaji Uba Ahmed disclosed this while presenting his paper at a two-day media dialogue organised to celebrate world breastfeeding day in the state.
He explained that, as part of the activities organised to celebrate the world breastfeeding week, the students from two health institutions in the state would be selected and sensitized on how to convince mothers particularly those from the rural areas on the importance of breastfeeding to their child.
According to him, 200 students will be selected from Collage of Health Technology Jahun and other 200 students from School of Nursing and Midwifery in Birnin Kudu.
The executive secretary maintained that the agency also targeted over two hundred malnourished children to save them from the risk of stunted growth by using Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and locally nourished foods.
He said, the children are selected from three rural communities Tinubu, Chiromawa and Damutawa villages under the agency’s programme.