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‘Nutrition key to ending child, maternal mortality’

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‘Nutrition key to ending child, maternal mortality’

 

Nutrition is key to Nigeria ending child and maternal mortality, a Non-Governmental Organisation, the Lift Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO), has said.

Its Executive Director, Honestus Obadiora, stated this while speaking at the 2021 International School Meals Day (ISMD) organised by LAPO in Lagos.

Obadiora said the theme of this year’s celebration, “Eat for the Health of It” was very apt because malnutrition was one of the major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality in Nigeria.

“We strongly believe that with the support of all stakeholders, we can achieve the Sustainable Development Goal target of reducing maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births and end the preventable death of newborns and children under five years of age to as low as 25 per 1000 live births,” he said. READ MORE ON THE NATION ONLINE


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