By Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
Key partners in maternal and child health have come together in Maiduguri to launch a community campaign aimed at promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding.
The campaign is one of hundreds of initiatives around the world launched for the World Breastfeeding Week, which runs untilÂ 7 August.
In a press statement signed by the Communication Officer (Media and External Relations), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria Bauchi Field Office, Mr. Samuel Kaalu, Â SaturdayÂ in Bauchi,Â the Permanent Secretary, Borno State Ministry of Health, Dr. Abubakar Hassan, Â said: â€œWorld Breastfeeding Week provides an opportunity to engage all members of the community and help show why breastfeeding should be of paramount importance, and as a community faced with so many challenges for children to remain healthy, breastfeeding is a tool that must not be underestimated.â€
THISDAY checks revealed that partners in maternal and child health in the North-east celebrate the World Breastfeeding Week in Maiduguri, Borno State including the launch of a community campaign aimed at promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding in the sub-region.
The partners working in child relations and maternal health and nutrition across the North-east Nigeria are reaching out to mothers, families and communities to promote the practice of breastfeeding.