USAID Earmarks $9.5 Million to Tackle Malnutrition in Bauchi, Kebbi & Sokoto State

NEWS DIGEST – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has said to earmarked $9.5 million to tackle malnutrition in Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto State.

This was disclosed in statement, on Monday, by Paul McDermott, the USAID Health, Population and Nutrition Office Director.

He said, the United States Agency for International Development has launched its two-year $9.5 million Advancing Nutrition Activity to improve the nutritional health of citizens in Bauchi, Kebbi, and Sokoto states.

“According to the UNICEF report of 2021, malnutrition is the underlying cause of nearly half of the deaths of Nigerian children under the age of five”.

McDermott stated that, the activity will address the immediate and underlying causes of malnutrition within the states by providing technical support, innovations and research to improve nutritional outcomes of the states.

“The strategy would be developed in partnership with John Snow Incorporated and JSI Research and Training Institute Incorporated and a diverse group of experienced partners” He added.

The launch was also an opportunity to showcase the USAID/Nigeria Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy (2020-2025), developed with the Government of Nigeria and other key stakeholders.

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