Kaduna trains 558 Health Care Providers, 1,156 Community Volunteers

Written by on November 10, 2021

Kaduna State Nutrition Officer Hajiya Ramatu Musa has said 558 health care providers and 1,156 community volunteers have been trained in Community Infant and Young Child Feeding services, noting that the C-IYCF personnel were trained in 22 Local Government Areas (LGAs), with Kaduna North LGA was outstanding.

Musa represented by Assistant State Nutrition Officer, Mr. Adams George, disclosed this on Tuesday at a two-day meeting to conduct situation analysis of Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) in the state.

He stated that in efforts to tackle malnutrition in Kaduna, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) fully commenced in 2017 in two LGAs of the State and Scaled-up to 16 LGAs by 2021.

C-IYCF is a preventive approach that targets child nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life.

Musa said Kaduna State Ministry of Health was committed to improving general well-being and ensuring better health outcomes of the people, including enhancing their nutritional status, especially for the most vulnerable groups, women and children.

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