21 September 2020 by Josiah Buzun
The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF has decried the soaring rate of malnutrition among children, especially in the Northern part of the Country.
Chief of UNICEF, Bauchi field office, Mr Banhu Pathak stated this at a three day training on Infant and Young Children Feeding practice for health workers in Jos, Plateau State.
Describing the training as vital, Pathak said it was the responsibility of UNICEF to cater for the nutritional needs and development of every child below the age of 5.
Mr Pathak advised pregnant and lactating mothers to engage in exclusive breastfeeding and proper complementary feeding to ensure healthy future for their children.
Declaring the workshop open, the Executive Secretary, Plateau State Health Care Board, Dr Livinus Miapkwap thanked UNICEF for the initiative, noting that it would enable breastfeeding mothers use rich, local food to fight malnutrition in Children.