Adamawa State Government says it will partner international Rescue Committee to end malnutrition in the state.
Deputy Governor, Professor Kaletapwa Farauta stated this when she received the officials of the International Rescue Committee in Yola.
While receiving the delegation, Professor Kaletapwa explained that Fintiri’s led administration will always provide enabling environment for partners willing to support the developmental drive for smooth execution of programs that will impact the lives of the citizens of Adamawa State.
According to her, malnutrition affects a child’s development at an early stage, stressing that government will intensify effort in the fight against malnutrition in the society.
Earlier, the Senior Director, Governance technical unit, International Rescue Committee, Wale Osofisan represented the country Director emphasized that addressing malnutrition is paramount for a healthy and productive society.
He pointed out that the committee has adopted simplified solutions in addressing both moderate acute and Severe acute malnutrition, advocating for all hands to be on deck to achieve that.
Osofisan revealed that Nigeria is the first to implement the global program, with major target of children from O-5 years.
The state commissioner of health and human services, Felix Tangwami who led the officials to the deputy governor, explained that, all other relevant agencies are ready to key into the program as soon as it get started for the benefits of the citizens.
The delegation from International Rescue Committee, Nigeria Rescue Program led by Wale Osofisan, Senior Director, Governance Technical Unit were in Adamawa to advocate for partnership with government and other key players as it kick starts the process of ending Malnutrition in the State.
A Nutrition Specialist with United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Mrs Philomena Irene in 2023 disclosed that about thirty four thousand Children were suffering from malnutrition in Adamawa State.