Nasarawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency’s Nutrition Officer, Hajiya Halima Yusuf has disclosed that between 2014 and 2020, no fewer than 5, 200 children were admitted to various hospitals across the state as a result of acute malnutrition.
This was disclosed in Lafia during a high-level advocacy dialogue on nutrition.
Hajiya stated that cases of malnutrition and other related conditions; especially stunted growth and wasting in children had continued evolve over the years.
She also disclosed that lots of children were admitted to various health care centres across the state, where 81 of them died while over 2,000 recovered.
The wife of Nasarawa State Governor Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi Sule, who declared the session open encouraged expectant and nursing mothers to follow proper nutrition.
Meanwhile, Executive Secretary, Civil Society- Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) Mrs Beatrice Eluaka described the rate of malnutrition in the state as alarming.
She advocated the need for local solution to address the issues rather than depending on foreign assistance.