Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tag "Malnutrition"

    Global hunger steadily rising, says UN report

Global hunger steadily rising, says UN report

The UN says hundreds of millions are at risk following limited progress being made in addressing the multiple forms of malnutrition, ranging from child stunting to adult obesity.This was made known in the 2018 edition of the global report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition.The report said nearly 151 million children younger than five were too short for [...]

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    Researcher: Nigeria losing N10bn to post-harvest losses

Researcher: Nigeria losing N10bn to post-harvest losses

Michael Ojo, the country director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), says preliminary research shows that Nigeria is losing up to N10 billion on post-harvest damages.Ojo made this known to NAN on Sunday on the sidelines of the just-concluded 'NutriPitch, the Nourish Nigeria Challenge.NAN reports that the Nourish Nigeria Challenge is a programme by SBN in partnership with Global Alliance [...]

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    59 million African children stunted, says WHO

59 million African children stunted, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no fewer than 59 million children in Africa are stunted while another 10 million are overweight.The UN health agency also warned that Africa’s attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent addresses the twin challenges of under-nutrition and obesity.Under-nutrition occurs when people do not get enough to eat, [...]

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    VIDEO: How UNICEF malnutrition programme is saving lives in northern Nigeria

VIDEO: How UNICEF malnutrition programme is saving lives in northern Nigeria

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says its management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) programme has proven effective.Through the community-based programme, UNICEF says malnourishment may be coming to an end in Nigeria.According to UNICEF, 2.5 million Nigerian children currently suffer severe acute malnutrition, with the majority living in northern Nigeria.In the five-minutes documentary shot in Kano, the agency explained how, through CMAM, it [...]

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    Ooni partners NGO tackling malnutrition in Africa

Ooni partners NGO tackling malnutrition in Africa

Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the ooni of Ife, has partnered with Empower 54, a non-profit organisation, to curb malnutrition in Africa.Empower 54 is a US organisation which provides humanitarian assistance through health, education, empowerment, and internally displaced persons (IDP)/refugee programmes to underprivileged Africans.Modupe Ozolua, founder of Empower 54, said the declaration on “one-third, 33% of Nigerian children under 5 years old suffer [...]

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    ALERT: 990 children ‘risk dying from malnutrition’ in Borno IDP camp

ALERT: 990 children ‘risk dying from malnutrition’ in Borno IDP camp

At least 990 children between the ages of one and five years are suffering from severe cases of malnutrition at an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Muna, Borno state.Being an unofficial IDP camp, Muna offers little comfort to the refugees who are mainly from Mafa, Dikwa and Gamboru Ngala.The IDPs there lack access to food supply and other provisions from [...]

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    Yobe has the most cases of malnutrition in Nigeria, says WFP

Yobe has the most cases of malnutrition in Nigeria, says WFP

The World Food Program (WFP) of the United Nations says that Yobe has the highest number of malnutrition cases in Nigeria.In a situation report released on Tuesday, WFP put the prevalence of global acute malnutrition at 11.4%, 11.3% and 5.6% in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa.According to the report, 4.7 million people are food insecure in the three states and the [...]

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    Malnutrition ‘could kill’ 1.4m children in Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen in 2017

Malnutrition ‘could kill’ 1.4m children in Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen in 2017

Nearly 1.4 million children are at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition in 2017 if there is no immediate intervention, UNICEF has said.In a statement released by the organisation on Tuesday, UNICEF says about 22 million children are sick, hungry, displaced and out of school in four countries, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen."More than a month after famine [...]

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    Ogbeh: Threat of famine in Nigeria, an exaggeration

Ogbeh: Threat of famine in Nigeria, an exaggeration

The federal government on Sunday denied the reports of an imminent famine in the country as reported by some United Nations (UN) agencies. Audu Ogbeh, the minister of agriculture and rural development, made the denial when he featured at a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja.According to NAN, three UN agencies — Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Food [...]

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    Malnutrition: Nigeria in a state of double emergency, says senator

Malnutrition: Nigeria in a state of double emergency, says senator

Lanre Tejuoso, a senator, representing Ogun central, says Nigeria’s response to malnutrition is inadequate and does not match the “severity of the problem”.In an article published on Thompson reuters foundation, Tejuoso said of the 2.5 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition each year, Nigeria only treats about 500,000 leaving a huge gap that calls for more commitment.“Up until now, our response to [...]

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    Malnutrition killing Katsina children over councils’ ‘refusal’ to release funds

Malnutrition killing Katsina children over councils’ ‘refusal’ to release funds

Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) has killed many children in Katsina state due to non-release of nutrition support funds by some local governments, according to Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation (NGO).Nura Muhammad, the NGO’s area operations manager, said this in an interview with NAN.He said Save the Children and UNICEF support children with malnutrition in 109 Community Management of Acute [...]

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    2 billion people suffer malnutrition annually, says UN

2 billion people suffer malnutrition annually, says UN

No fewer than two billion people — representing one in three people on the planet — suffer some form of malnutrition, José da Silva, director-general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has said.Silva said this at a UN meeting on Thursday in Rome on ways to improve diets and ensure sustainable food systems, according to a press statement.He said [...]

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    Police recruitment and four things that prove Nigeria is not ready for population explosion

Police recruitment and four things that prove Nigeria is not ready for population explosion

July 11 was the United Nations' World Population Day, presenting fresh opportunities for exploding countries and cities around the world to re-examine their preparations for imminent growth.The world’s population was estimated at 7.4 billion as at March 2016 and is expected to be around 11 billion by 2100.A 2015 report by the World Bank states that Nigeria has a population of 182.2 [...]

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    Polluted water, malnutrition… Why Nigeria is a breeding ground for child mortality

Polluted water, malnutrition… Why Nigeria is a breeding ground for child mortality

“I have two children, but one is dead. A month after I gave birth to him, he started having diarrhea, and then he had a fever. I took him to Gwagwa and he died there. He was sick for one month,” Habibatu Abubakar says.Habibatu lives in Bassan Jiwa community in Abuja. And in that community, there is hardly water to [...]

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    North-east conflict pushes malnutrition to emergency level

North-east conflict pushes malnutrition to emergency level

There are high levels of severe malnutrition and dire conditions in areas that just opened up to humanitarian assistance, according to UNICEF.The organisation said about 250,000 children under five will suffer from severe acute malnutrition in some parts of Borno that are now accessible due to improving security."We estimate that there will be almost a quarter of a million children [...]

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    Okonjo-Iweala: Africa, Asia lose 11% of GDP to malnutrition

Okonjo-Iweala: Africa, Asia lose 11% of GDP to malnutrition

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance and board chair of GAVI, says Africa and Asia lose 11 percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) to malnutrition annually.Okonjo-Iweala, alongside world leaders on the Global Business Coalition for Education, said investment in Early Childhood Development (ECD) makes good business sense.The new report, published on Thursday, shows that investment in early childhood programmes offer [...]

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