Five out of every 10 Jigawa children in danger of poor brain development – UNICEF

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The United Nations Children Education Funds, UNICEF, has disclosed that five out of every 10 children in Jigawa State are in a danger of poor brain and internal organs development.

This was stated by Bhanu Pathak, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, represented by the Nutritionist Specialist, Bauchi field office, Philomena Irene, at the Advocacy and Capacity Building Workshop for Jigawa State House of Assembly Legislators held in Kano, Kano State.

She explained a recent SMART Survey conducted revealed that Jigawa is still one of the States that has a stunting growth rate in the country with -54% rate.

“In every 10 children in Jigawa state 5 of them are in a danger of poor brain and internal organs development which are critical for the future productivity of individuals and for the economic competitiveness of the state,” she stated.

Irene pointed out that although the state is recording a tremendous success in fighting the menace from 63.10 per cent to 54.10 per cent, more needed to be done to address the problems.

 

She identified negligence and lack of care for the children during childhood and adolescence as some of the reasons that complicates the health and nutritional status of the individual.

“Investing in the early years is one of the smartest investments a State can make to break the cycle of poverty, address inequality, and boost productivity later in life,” she noted.

The UNICEF Nutrition Specialist urged the legislatures to track the release and implementation of allocated budget for Health and Nutrition in 2019 budget

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  • Ilani friday Usman December 19, 2019 06:35:09 AM
    Nice update
  • oyelami Grace December 7, 2019 11:14:05 AM
    this is serious, God help us ooo
  • Anthony Godwin November 21, 2019 11:06:04 AM
    Nice update
  • Musa Adebayo November 13, 2019 08:53:37 AM
    Nice information
  • Stephen oluwatimileyin October 7, 2019 02:14:11 PM
    This is very serious, what kind of state is that?
  • Amuzie caleb October 5, 2019 11:47:46 AM
    this is serious
  • Opeyemi Oderinde October 1, 2019 04:17:22 PM
    Good information
  • Goodness Egbelakin September 29, 2019 11:30:28 PM
    Nice information
  • Olufemi Michael omotola September 23, 2019 05:12:57 AM
    Nice update
  • Victor Wilson September 21, 2019 01:05:27 AM
    Thanks for the update
  • quadri tunji Sodiq September 20, 2019 05:40:35 PM
    Thanks for the update
  • Ogunsina Muhammed September 19, 2019 11:10:50 PM
    This one is serious ooo
  • Michael Mickey September 13, 2019 09:22:57 PM
    Thanks for the update
  • Chigozie Onyemaechi September 11, 2019 06:37:21 AM
    Investing in the early years is one of the smartest investments a State can make to break the cycle of poverty, address inequality, and boost productivity later in life,”
  • Ajayi Mubarak September 8, 2019 06:34:13 AM
    Through a poverty
  • Caleb Njoko September 8, 2019 12:36:26 AM
    this is a wonderful update from candynews and I appreciate a lot
  • Satnley Osas September 7, 2019 11:53:10 AM
    Thanks for the update
  • Babatola Olagoke September 3, 2019 01:44:08 AM
    Thanks for the update
  • Maduka Favour August 29, 2019 01:48:44 AM
    She explained a recent SMART Survey conducted revealed that Jigawa is still one of the States that has a stunting growth rate in the country
  • Happiness Fiona August 25, 2019 08:25:30 AM
    Awww very sad
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