WHO-supported Severe Acute Malnutrition training comes at critical time

Thursday, May 18, 2017

With an estimated 300,000 children in north-eastern Nigeria suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), health and nutrition specialists in three states have undertaken an intensive World Health Organization (WHO) training on how to treat SAM with medical complications. Currently, there is limited capacity to treat such cases in the region. 
The humanitarian response in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states aims to reach 2.7million  people with various nutrition services in 2017. Providing comprehensive nutrition services, build national capacities, and operationalize stabilization centres, among other planned activities, will require  $112,595,211 funding.
“The training on SAM has brought me up to speed,” explained Fatima Mohammed Bukar, a registered nurse/officer in-charge of the WHO-supported Stabilization Centre (SC) at Umaru Shehu Ultra-Modern Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno state.
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