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MSF Treats Thousands of Children for Malnutrition as Conflict Surges in the Northwest

MSF Treats Thousands of Children for Malnutrition as Conflict Surges in the Northwest

Doctors Without Borders has launched a new program to treat malnourished children in Katsina state, in the northwest of Nigeria, as conflict and insecurity surge in the region. We are working in collaboration with the Nigerian Ministry of Health to run a 62-bed inpatient therapeutic treatment centre (ITFC) in Katsina City, as well as five […]

Malnutrition, Disease Rising In North Korea: Aid Organisation

Malnutrition, Disease Rising In North Korea: Aid Organisation

International aid agencies, as well as North Korea state media, have been warning that erratic weather with drought and floods, and a lack of access to resources could lead to a food crisis Rates of malnutrition and disease are increasing in North Korea as it faces a harvest that is half of what was expected, […]

From Marriage To Murder, One In Four Robbed Of Childhood Globally

From Marriage To Murder, One In Four Robbed Of Childhood Globally

About one in four of the 2.3 billion children under the age of 18 have been robbed of their childhoods by child marriage, early pregnancy, exclusion from education, sickness and malnutrition The number of children who are married, pregnant, labourers, die violently or miss out on school has fallen by almost 30% to 690 million […]

African Development Bank And Partners Unite In Major Push Against Malnutrition

African Development Bank And Partners Unite In Major Push Against Malnutrition

Did you know that every $1 invested in nutrition generates as much as $138 in better health and increased productivity? The evidence is clear: improving nutrition boosts personal health as well as economic health. Africa has 20 of the 24 countries with stunting rates of over 40%. This includes Antonio, a little boy from Madagascar, […]

Malnutrition Is Creeping Into Our Communities…

Malnutrition Is Creeping Into Our Communities…

One could barely hear the cry of Aisha Alhassan, a seven month old girl who is suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), and the reason is not far-fetched, Aisha’s mother died of severe bleeding a day after she was born, and as such, she never had the taste of breast milk. She was left with […]

Aliko Dangote Foundation Votes $100m To Tackle Malnutrition

Aliko Dangote Foundation Votes $100m To Tackle Malnutrition

Aliko Dangote Foundation has pledged to expend $100 million (about N36 billion) over the next five years to tackle malnutrition in the worst-affected parts of Nigeria. The Aliko Dangote Foundation’s Managing Director and CEO, Zouera Youssoufou, disclosed this during the just concluded Global Nutrition Summit 2017, in Milan, Italy. The event was attended by government […]

Poverty Has Changed The Face Of HappyLand

Poverty Has Changed The Face Of HappyLand

Improvements in daily life in Manila are evident. Billions of dollars are being invested; there’s cranes on the skyline, international visits are increasing, and Filipinos, at least in Manila, are happy. Most see a bright future; the Philippines is poised for economic prosperity, albeit from a very low base. The majority are happy with the […]

Malnutrition Crisis In The North East Can Be Deadly – UNICEF

Malnutrition Crisis In The North East Can Be Deadly – UNICEF

The Executive Director of the United Nations Chil­dren’s Fund (UNICEF), Anthony Lake, has warned that if urgent measures are not taken to salvage the malnutrition crisis in the north eastern part of Ni­geria, it will soon become a ca­tastrophe. He stated this in a statement yesterday. “What is already a crisis can become a catastrophe,” […]

VIDEO: Urgent need to tackle malnutrition

VIDEO: Urgent need to tackle malnutrition

Aisha is worried about her daughter, Fatima, who is suffering from extreme hunger. They are among the 1.8 million people in northern Nigeria displaced by the Boko Haram conflict.   &nbs

AfDB Approves $1 Million To Reduce Malnutrition In Borno

AfDB Approves $1 Million To Reduce Malnutrition In Borno

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board has approved one million dollars to support the fight against malnutrition in Borno State. The bank announced this in a statement by the Senior Communications Officer, Nigeria Country Office, Mrs Fatimah Alkali, in Abuja. It said that the grant was approved by the executive directors of the bank as […]

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