FEDERAL GOVT DECLARES NUTRITIONAL EMERGENCY IN BORNO

The Federal Government has declared nutritional emergency in Borno state to save lives.

It was reported that about 80 children die daily as a result of malnutrition.

Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole announced the declaration Monday morning at the inaugural Board meeting of the Governing Board of the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Disease Control in Abuja.

He also directed the country’s coordinator, Centre for Disease Control, Prof. Abdulsalam Nasidi to dispatch a team to Borno state to help tackle the situation.

Credit: TheNation

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