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Health Camp Organized by UNICEF and Partners in Kaduna State to Combat Malnutrition in Local Government Area

A five-day health camp has been organized by the Kaduna State Government and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to address the problem of childhood malnutrition in the Igabi local government area of the state.

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In collaboration with other organizations, the Integrated Primary Health Care Service and Health Camp was planned for the people of the Tudun Biri and Rigasa areas in the LGA.

Dr. Zainab Idris Kwaru of Accelerating Nutrition Rate in Nigeria (ANRIN), Mrs. Sarah Didi Kwasu of Alive and Thrive, and Jessica Bartholomew of Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria are the other partners involved in the endeavor.

Dr. Bello Jamoh, executive secretary of the Kaduna State Primary Health Care Board, was joined by Hajiya Nafisa Isa Musa, director of family and community health services, to inaugurate the event.

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Among the many important services provided by the health camp are nutrition advice, immunisations, screenings for tuberculosis (TB), HIV, and mid upper arm circumference (MUAC), as well as vitamin A supplementation.

The nutrition services were aimed at around 145,000 youngsters in the five-day health camp, with ages ranging from 0 to 59 months, according to organizers.

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