UNICEF Spends N300m For Treatment Of Malnourished Children In Bauchi

The United Nation Children Education Fund (UNICEF) disclosed that it has invested N300m in purchase of ready-to-use- therapeutic food (RUTF) for the treatment of 28,000 severely malnourished children in Bauchi state.

The was disclosed by the UNICEF Chief of Dcfield Office Abdulai Kaikai during the launching of the Maternal and New-Born Child Health Week (MNCHW) held by at the urban Maternity centre in Bauchi on Wednesday. TodayNG gathered

He said the lives of 5,400 children have been saved since the inception of the community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition(CMAM) in the state.

According to him, “UNICEF has provided 1,692,5600 women and children with life saving and developmental interventions through it support for the implementation of Maternal and New born Child Health programme in the state”

”The services rendered to women and children for the Maternal and New born Child Health programme, include deworming, Vitamin A Supplementation, growth monitoring, immunization,ante-natal care and birth registration, amongst others”

“In this round of Maternal and New-Born Child Health Week (MNCHW) , UNICEF has supported the state with a total of 2,571 bottles of vitamin A (Blue and Red capsules), worth 6.5million to be given to children during MNCHW,” he said

In her address, the First Lady of Bauchi state, Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed said that the health system in the state was bedeviled with a number of maternal and child morbidity and mortality.

She expressed the government commitment to bringbreforms in the health sector which will yield positive results within a short period.

She then urged women to seize the opportunity of the Maternal and New-Born Child Health Week and avail themselves with the various health services.