It’s Too Sad To Know That: ‘Malnutrition Kills 2,400 Children, 145 Women Everyday In Nigeria’

A health concern organisation, Calidad Human Health and Development Initiative has disclosed that a staggering 2400 children and 145 women die everyday as a result of malnutrition in Nigeria.

During an endurance trek campaign held in Kano organized by Calidad Human Health and Development Initiative in collaboration with Airtel and makers of Peak milk, the leader of Calidad, A. Ibrahim said that the said number of children from day one to five years and women die daily of malnutrition adding that multiplying the figure by 365 days of a year gave a scary signal of human catastrophe.

According to him, malnutrition has to do with lack of nutrition in the body adding that such situation results in the weakening of immune system, noting that the only way out was to eat nutritious food.

He noted that in the case of severe acute malnutrition the only hospitals could provide remedy unlike in the case of malnutrition that would be addressed by eating healthy food.

Calidad described malnutrition as a killer disease as the weakening of the body system due to lack of nutrition can lead to a number of killer diseases and no defence in the victims body to fight the disease.

He said against the backdrop of the fatalities recorded, parents must be taught how to made fortified food to reach their children nutrition’s requirements and reminded them on the significance of exclusive breastfeeding as it gives enough nutritional value to children.

He appreciated the efforts of the wife of the Nigeria’s president for speaking out about malnutrition, saying all relevant bodies should follow suit.malnutrition-in-nigeriaPlease guys, if we have more than enough food, money or anything, lets remember the hopeless. The above report is true, we need to help each other as this recession hits harder. Don’t forget to always pray too! 

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  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Too bad.. .

  • chika bibian

    Too bad.God. Nigeria

  • chika bibian

    Too bad. God help Nigeria

  • comrade segun

    When the children dey eat 001 every day

  • This is really alarming and terrible..smh

  • Mohammad Isah

    I no trust ds stat..if that number of pple die everyday then who will b left

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    That is quite deplorable, poverty could be blamed for such

  • WillieBravo

    Naija my dearest country.

  • emekachilaka

    this is not good news for the country may God help us all

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    But d truth is nutritious food in nigeria doesn’t cost much,except it’s with ds recession, in d north, d grains,cereals re quite nutritious,vegetables too,if they can b empowered to own atleast a small garden,then d issue of malnutrition wl fadeout

    • WillieBravo

      I concur. It just takes planning to eat rich food.

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      You are right anyway

  • Olovo Obinna

    We are the once suffering n yet we as citizens still heaps praises on this criminal politicians of ours

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      So annoying,my neighbor’s backyard,ugu,waterleaf,okazi,peper okro,na there she dey collect cook,na 20naira d so called husband dey drop as feeding money,but he wl go and get drunk,but if u c d kids u no go no,na ugu and crayfish she go arrange giv them,sometimes she go sell ugu,get small cash,buy garri,finish

      • Olovo Obinna


  • Mezzy Gilbert

    I really hv a heart for things like ds

    • WillieBravo

      Start your own charity organization now.

      • Mezzy Gilbert

        By God’s grace,soon

        • WillieBravo

          Okay! The Lord is your muscle.

    • Cornel Nwankwo


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