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WFI calls for the implementation of NSPAN

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WFI calls for the implementation of NSPAN

Ruth Oginyi

Following the importance of nutrition to the growth of babies, a non-governmental organization, Women Friendly Initiative (WFI) has called for the implementation of the National Strategic Plan of action for Nutrition to address the gaps in nutritional services in the health sector.

WFI said having a dedicated budget line for nutrition programs at the local government level across the federation would help to address the nutritional gaps created in the health sector and promote the growth of newborn babies.

These were part of the call for action raised by the organization during a 3-day capacity building training for journalists in Abuja, Nigeria.

The training organized with support from the USAID palladium had journalists from Ebonyi, Benue, Kwara, Nasarawa, Plateau, and FCT.

WFI is an organization working to be among the biggest and best organization in the globe making a sustainable difference for millions of women with a target to produce the healthiest generation ever.

The organization with support from the USAID palladium shall be carrying out a scale project on nutrition in two council areas in Ebonyi state, southeast Nigeria, and Benue.

Dr. Francis Eremutha the Chief Executive Officer of the organization in a remark during the media training, urged journalists to use their careers to bring change to issues concerning nutrition and Adolescent youth-friendly health services in the country.

He said, “WFi wants the government to revisit policies that address adolescent issues.
we need a dedicated budget line for nutrition.

He further said it is important to engage sub-national targeted state government to strengthen the PHCs to implement the National Strategic Plan of action for Nutrition in Ebonyi state and Benue thus the need for the scale project.

In her presentation, Rosemary Adejoh-Adaji, WFI M&E officers corroborated Dr. Francis’s submission that the issues around nutrition which government needs to address include poor implementation of the National Strategic Plan of action for Nutrition.

She said the gaps include inadequate funds allocated for nutrition programs.

“In some local governments, we don’t have a dedicated budget line for nutrition.
Nutrition is merged with other maternal reproductive health services.
Sometimes there is no focus on nutrition and again poor infant and young child feeding. Not many mothers know the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, not every mother know that they need to breastfeed their child for 2 years and there is no nutrition Conner’s at the primary health care level.
Government commitment is very important to this. She said.

“We want to see a dedicated budget line for nutrition at the local government level. Government can set aside 3-5milion for nutrition so that it will aid nutrition work at the LGAs”

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