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Non-inclusion of Rotavirus Vaccine in NPI fuels 150,000 annual deaths

Sunday, May 28, 2017

At the Nassarawa Primary Health Centre, in Yola, capital of Adamawa State, nine-month-old, pale and thin Baby Habibat, being cuddled by her mother is suffering from malnutrition induced by acute diarrhea, which is caused by rotavirus.
 
“First she started stooling frequently, then vomiting and gradually started losing weight,” her mother Aisha summarised how her baby got to that point.
 

UNICEF: Kaduna has 1.6 million malnourished children – highest in Nigeria

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Over 1.6 million malnourished children are in Kaduna state, according to the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

 

 

Florence Oni, UNICEF’s nutrition specialist, disclosed this while presenting the state’s intervention score card at a two-day mid-year review meeting in Kaduna.

 

 

The figure shows the state has the highest number of malnourished children in Nigeria.