Zamfara creates 38 malnutrition centres

Zamfara state government, in collaboration with developmental partners in the state, has established 38 Community Management of Acute Malnutrition Centres, as part of measures to address the rate of high malnutrition amongst children in the state.
The state commissioner for health, Alhaji Kabiru Janyau, disclosed this yesterday at the inauguration ceremony of Bakura local council committee for food and nutrition held at Bakura.
Janyau, who was represented by the Director Primary Health Care of his ministry, Alhaji Yusuf Musa, said state government had in 2013 created a budget line for nutrition in order to indicate government commitment to support partners in alleviating malnutrition across the state.
He applauded the effort of Save the Children and UNICEF for their technical and financial commitment towards treating children affected with malnutrition in different part of the state, adding that over 42,000 malnourished children were treated within the last five years of development nutrition projects in the state run by Save the Children and UNICEF.
In his speech, Bakura local government council chairman, Alhaji Bello Dankande Gamji, said the 14 council chairmen had been contributing about N1.5million monthly for nutrition activities through the state basket funds.

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