FMOH, CSOS launch strategy for grassroot women on exclusive breastfeeding

FMOH, CSOS launch strategy for grassroot women on exclusive breastfeeding

 

Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with CSOS ,and Stakeholders began a fresh drive for accelerating maternal , infant, and young child nutrition.

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The project will provide an enabling environment, and technical support required for implementation.

The Group seeks a bright future for mother’s and their newborns.

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In order to increase the availability of exclusive breastfeeding among women, particularly at the grassroots level, the Federal Government and stakeholders have launched a new initiative to accelerate maternal, infant, and young child nutrition..

The new strategy being launched is aimed at scaling up proven nutrition interventions.

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Nigeria is one of the highest contributors of child mortality, and malnutrition has been identified as one of the major causes.

Exclusive breastfeeding is critical in combating infant malnutrition and is critical for the newborn’s and mothers’ health.

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The practice of exclusive breastfeeding is still low despite associated benefits.

It is lower in rural areas, where a large proportion of women lives

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This is why the Ministry of Health, CSOS, and other relevant stakeholders are collaborating to launch a new strategy aimed at reducing malnutrition among women at the grassroots level.

There is an urgent need to continue to provide an enabling environment , and technical support required for the successful implementation of project.

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At the event, the representative of the minister of health, Salma Ibrahim Anas expressed optimism that the project will accelerate interventions towards mothers, infants , and young children, and will greatly impact on the nutritional narrative in the country .

Sot : Salma Ibrahim Anas ( Director Family Health Services Ministry of Health)

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CSOS and stakeholders, aim to raise awareness for best malnutrition practices for mother and children through media campaigns , social media, and community engagement .

States like Bauchi , Borno, Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Yobe, and sokoto will be the first beneficiaries.

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