Oyo Worst Hit by Malnourished Children in S’ West – Survey

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Ademola Babalola in Ibadan

The excruciating poverty ravaging the people has resulted in Oyo state being the worst hit by malnourishment of the children under the age of five among other states in the South-West geopolitical zone of Nigeria, according to the National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS).

This was part of the communique released after a one-day mentorship training for media champions in child and family health organized by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in collaboration with Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) held at the Chesterfield Hotel, Lagos on Friday.

The session was aimed at bringing reputable media champions advocating for, and demanding accountability in child and family health in Oyo state under one roof for training on prioritizing and amplifying child and family health issues.

These include nutrition, routine immunisation, family planning and management of childhood killer diseases.