Did You Know….

Among children under five years in Nigeria, 40.7% are stunted, (11,566,660), 10.2% are wasted, while 3.0% are overweight; and 15.2% of infants are born with low birth weight. Globally, Nigeria faces one of the largest burdens of malnutrition. Out of the total 165 million chronically malnourished children in the world, Nigeria accounts for over 11 million.

( Nutrition Division, located in the Department of Family Health in the Federal Ministry of Health, acts as the convening government body for  Scaling Up Nutrition).