• AfDB approves US $1m grant to fight malnutrition in Borno

    AfDB approves US $1m grant to fight malnutrition in Borno

    Executive Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have approved a US $1 million grant as emergency assistance to support the fight against malnutrition in Borno State.

    A statement from the AfDB said the Nigerian Minister of Health had declared a nutrition emergency in Borno State.

    In addition to that, the West and Central Africa Regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group called on the entire international community to respond in order to prevent the situation from deteriorating further.

    The AfDB intervention will […]

  • Expert says untreated worm infestation can cause malnutrition in children

    Expert says untreated worm infestation can cause malnutrition in children

    Oyo State-based general physician, An Ibadan, Dr. Tosin Odusanmi, said on Saturday that untreated worm infestation in children could lead to malnutrition, poor learning abilities and stunted physical development.

    Odusanmi, who works with Alafiatayo Hospital, Ibadan, said this in Ibadan while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria. He asserted that children are more disposed to worm infestations than adults.

    Odusanmi stated: “Worm infestation remains a major problem in children due to poor or unhygienic conditions and practices. “It remains one of the main […]

  • Adorable 6-month-old baby who just recovered from malnutrition at IDP camp in Maiduguri (photos)

    Adorable 6-month-old baby who just recovered from malnutrition at IDP camp in Maiduguri (photos)

    Six month-old Falmata and her mother are both recovering from malnutrition after fleeing their village near Bama, Borno State.

    The adorable tot is still receiving therapeutic food at the UNICEF supported health centre at a camp for the displaced in Maiduguri. Falmata is pictured smiling as she is being