At least thirty children have died from extreme malnutrition in Nasarawa, with another 2,000 hospitalized in medical centres across the state.
Hajiya Halima Yusuf, the Nutrition Officer of Nasarawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency disclosed the unfortunate development at a two-day summit organized by the state Committee on Food and Nutrition.
“About 30 children have lost their lives to acute malnutrition and over 2,000 children are currently receiving medical attention in various medical centres across the state,” she said.
She further revealed that the children had been heavily affected by lack of provisions for nutritious food in about three months within thirteen local government areas where the ailment is prevalent.
To salvage the situation, Mr Abdul Osama, the Nasarawa State Coordinator at Committee on Food and Nutrition insisted that concerted efforts will be put in place to ensure that the crisis is properly addressed.