By Felix Uka, Abakaliki
Ebonyi state has recorded 43.9 percent in exclusive breastfeeding and
76 percent increase in improved water sources and sanitation says
The data was released yesterday, Tuesday by Maureen Zubie-Okolo,
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, UNICE, Enugu Field.
She made the disclosure at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu on the occasion of
FGN/UNICEF country programme of cooperation (2018-2022) zonal
Zubie-Okolo however explained that malnutrition among children under
five years has worsened, generally, in Nigeria.
The UNICEF officer explained that the data was collated between
September 2016 and January 2017, noted that such survey was meant to
strengthen national statistical capacity and baseline.
The percentage of mothers who have engaged in exclusive breastfeeding
has increased from 15.1 percent to 21 percent in Nigeria whereas
malnutrition among children under five years has generally worsened in
Nigeria, the data further revealed.
She said that the essence is to note where there is more need to
Mr. Ibrahim Conteh, Chief of Field, UNICEF, Enugu had in his overview
of the FGN/ UNCIEF programme of cooperation (2018-2022) explained that
the goal was to accelerate the realization of the rights of children.
He said that the UNICEF would under the new plan have much for media visibility.