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Is Malnutrition the Major Cause Of Children’s Death?

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Is Malnutrition the Major Cause Of Children’s Death?


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Is Malnutrition the Major Cause Of Children’s Death?

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that malnutrition accounts for Over 50 per cent of under-five mortality of children and women in Nigeria especially in the Northern part of the country.

Presenting a paper titled: “Nutrition Situation in Northern Nigeria with Emphasis on Kaduna State,” at a one day interactive meeting with media chief executives on nutrition co-hosted by Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC) and UNICEF, Dr. Florence Oni, a UNICEF Nutrition Specialist who was represented by Susan Adeyemi, said the North-west has 53 per cent malnutrition prevalence according to 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Surrey (MICS).

She further disclosed that millions of children die from preventable causes and that every minute eight children under five years die and two out of the eight are newborn.

She explained that malnutrition leads to stunting in child’s growth and that a stunted child has stunted mental capacity and such child will operate at sub-optimal level-less Intelligence Quo.

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ThankGod

yes malnutrition is also included.

Anthony Dugbo
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Anthony Dugbo

Malnutrition is sure part of it!

Possible Wilson
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Possible Wilson

To a major degree i will say yes, but apart from malnutrition other things are also involved like diseases. There are a whole lot of them…

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It’s part of the cause.. children need some kind of diet to bust up ther strength en support ther immune system.

Mr Talkless
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Mr Talkless

Kudos to the researcher! Nigerians shld take note of this.

Mr Talkless
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Mr Talkless

Agree wif u @ possible..

hamza
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hamza

proverty should be eradicate first bcus how many of nigerian’s leave with 1 dollar per day

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