Monday 21st August, 2017
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Kaduna trains health workers to eradicate malnutrition

Kaduna trains health workers to eradicate malnutrition

The Kaduna State Emer­gency Nutrition Action Plan (KADENAP) has commenced train-the-trainer programme to eradicate malnu­trition in the state, an official has said.

Hajiya Ummi El-Rufai, wife to Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State, disclosed this at the flag-off of the training programme for some selected health personnel in Zaria.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the training is entitled: “Training on Com­munity Management of Acute Malnutrition: Training of Train­ers (TOT)”.

The governor’s wife, who was represented by Alhaji Shehu Us­man-Muhammad, a member of KADENAP, said the workshop was aimed at improving the qual­ity of health workers’ service in the management of malnutrition.

“It is specifically organised to train-the-trainers for them to train others in their various local governments and zones.

“It provides an opportunity to bring participants together from all over the state and best 20 will be selected to become trainers in the management of malnutrition in primary and secondary facili­ties,” she said.

The governor’s wife said the personnel were drawn from state and federal health agencies and training institutions.

She identified management of malnutrition as a critical element toward ensuring healthy future generation.

The governor’s wife said she was motivated to be part of the crusade following a UNICEF study which showed high rate of malnutrition in the state.