Anambra State Government To collaborate with Nutrition Society of Nigeria to end malnutrition.Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, has inaugurated the State’s chapter of Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) with an aim that the State government will work with them to end malnutrition in the state.
The said inauguration Which took place at the ministry’s Conference Hall, Awka, with the theme: ‘Nutrition, Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Coverage in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic’.
The State Commissioner of health said that nutrition is one of the key indices for measuring health and as such the state was privileged to have the activity take place in the state.
He added : “One of the key things whenever nutrition is mentioned is that people do think about children under the age of five but nutrition is not all about children of that category.
National secretary of the association, Mr Chiaka Nkwoala, who performed the inauguration on behalf of the president, commended the state government for creating an enabling environment for the association and for assuring them of fruitful collaboration and support.
Chairman, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Anambra State chapter, Dr Justina Okoli, said that the current prevailing health challenges occasioned by occurring Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), ignorance, poverty, poor feeding and a lack of basic healthcare necessitated nutrition experts coming together in the state.
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