Nigeria: CS-SUNN, UNICEF To Establish Coalition Against Malnutrition In Gombe

By Ahmad Umar

Gombe (Nigeria) — Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition Nigeria (CS-SUNN) has commenced a two day training on nutrition advocacy and coalition building for some key nutrition stakeholders in Gombe, north east of the country.

The training is aimed at having a country where every citizen has food and nutrition secured .

Communication Officer of the CS-SUNN, Lilian Ajah-mon said the training organized by the NGO in collaboration with United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) drew 20 stakeholders from the Media and Civil Societies to work together to scale up nutrition in the state

“CS-SUNN is a non-governmental organisation making coalition of organizations with shared vision to transform Nigeria into a country where every citizen has food and nutrition is secured. SC-SUNN pursues this lofty goals by engaging and mobilizing government and non-state actors to advocate  relevant policy implementation, raise awareness, generate evidence build capacity and stimulate communities to scale up nutrition in Nigeria”, she said.

Lilian who described malnutrition as a major problem in developing countries, explained that the problem of malnutrition especially in the rural areas is not that of extreme poverty but that of lack of adequate education or enlightenment.

According to her, most people in the villages suffer in the midst of plenty because they lack awareness of the best ways of feeding and healthy living.

He said, “You can imagine a local woman who may have plenty of chicken but would only sell them to solve some other problems while the family eats poorly”.

The Communication Officer said the group would do all within its limits to ensure that people are well mobilized on the issue and that programmes that will improve the nutritional needs of children are implemented in the State.

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