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UNICEF, Kaduna govt commit to tackling malnutrition in children under 5

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it is committed to close partnership with the Kaduna State government towards reducing malnutrition in children under five…

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it is committed to close partnership with the Kaduna State government towards reducing malnutrition in children under five in the state.

UNICEF Nigeria Chief of Nutrition, Ms Nemat Hajeebhoy, made the call when she led a delegation on an advocacy visit to the deputy governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, at the  Sir Kashim Ibrahim House.

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She said Kaduna State has 1.5 million children under five, and that UNICEF is working to ensure that all those children have access to nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and education, among others.

She applauded the state for its partnership over the years, and the implementation of policies related to women and children including the implementation of six months maternity.

The deputy governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, thanked UNICEF for its support for the state over the years, saying it spanned many sectors including nutrition.

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