The Minister of State for Health, Senator Adeleke Mamora, said there is a need to put in place legislation that will aid in reducing stunting among Nigerians.
He stated this during the dissemination and discussion workshop in Abuja.
The ministers urge Nigerians to improve their nutritional status and the available data.
” The impact of nutrition has a lifelong impact even on different generations, hence the need to put in more efforts at all levels.
He urged stakeholders in the health sector to ensure that the sustainable development goals are achieved in the area of nutrition and sustainable development goals.
The minister further expresses his sincere gratitude to the research team at the University of Ibadan and the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health (Toronto, Canada), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Nigeria Country Office, the Exemplars in Global Health program, the Countdown to 2030 Nigeria Collaboration Team and the Family Health Department of Federal Ministry of Health.
Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta of the Sickkids Center
indicated that stunting is a syndrome and a medical situation that reflects the wide health conditions and the living health conditions of children.
“It is also a mark of intergenerational influence, so for a country like Nigeria, stunting involves a huge challenge.”