The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to improve maternal and infant’s nutrition in the country.
Minister of State for Health Joseph Ekumankama made this known at the launch of the Accelerating Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutritio, project in Abuja.
Ekumankama, who was represented by Salma Ibrahim-Anas, decried the slow progress recorded in maternal and infants nutrition, noting that government would upscale its collaboration with relevant stakeholders to achieve the goal. He said the 5-year project was been implemented by Alive and Thrive (A&T), and funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
On his part, the Country Project Director, A&T, Victor Ogbodo stated that the project would be implemented in Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Sokoto and Yobe States to increase access to high-quality maternal and child nutrition services
Likoma Julius, representing the Federal Ministry of Budget and Planning, urged the benefitting states to ensure sustainability of the project.