November 28, 2022

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Struggle towards malnutrition: Ugwuanyi reiterates dedication to authorities’s partnership with UNICEF

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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has pledged to ratify the state’s multi-sectoral strategic plan of motion on vitamin geared toward curbing stunting and malnutrition within the state.

That is according to the adoption of the Nationwide Coverage on Meals and Vitamin and Domestication of the Nationwide Strategic Plan of Motion on Vitamin by his administration.

Ugwuanyi made the pledge on Thursday throughout a joint advocacy go to by the UNICEF Enugu state discipline workplace led by the Chief Subject Officer, Mrs. Juliet Chiluwe and the State Committee on Meals and Vitamin (SCFN) led by the state commissioner for Funds and Planning, Dr. David Ugwunta.

The governor, who was delighted on the concerted efforts of the joint committee, reiterated his administration’s dedication to the combat towards malnutrition in Enugu State.

This, he stated, may very well be achieved by constantly supporting vitamin interventions notably by means of the FCDO/UNICEF Progressing Motion for Resilient Methods for Vitamin by means of Innovation and Partnership (PARSNIP) programme within the state.

The PARSNIP, a grant matching-fund programme, is aligned with UNICEF’s commitments to the prevention, early detection and therapy of Baby losing whereas selling authorities’s management within the programme.

The joint advocacy go to to Ugwuanyi heralded the primary coordination assembly of companions and stakeholders on vitamin and PARSNIP, which passed off on the Nike Lake Resort Lodge, Enugu, on the theme: “Prioritising Funding in Maternal, Toddler, Younger Baby and Adolescent Vitamin – A key to sustainable growth in Enugu state”. 

Noting that malnutrition is hampering the survival and growth of kids within the state and the nation, the governor harassed the importance of PARSNIP programme in curbing stunting and malnutrition within the state and past.

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Talking, the Chief Subject Officer, UNICEF, Mrs. Chiluwe, recommended Governor Ugwuanyi for the milestone achievements of his administration within the well being sector, particularly with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, disclosing that the essence of the go to was to debate the necessity to enhance vitamin for girls and kids.

Chiluwe acknowledged that “keying into the primary 1,000 days of a kid’s life will reverse malnutrition within the state particularly with respect to toddler and younger baby feeding practices.”