FG trains Yobe health workers on maternal, infant nutrition 

The Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Monday flagged off the training of trainers of Yobe health workers across 178 wards of the state on maternal, infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) training courses.

The training which kick-started from 1st  July to 8th of July 2024 in Damaturu was funded by the Work Bank aimed to increase quality and cost-effective nutrition services for pregnant and lactating women, adolescent girls, and children under five years of age.

Samari Godwin from the federal ministry of health and social welfare, said the training on maternal and young child nutrition is a national programme which cut across the 36 states of the federation and FCT to equip health workers with the basic trainings, knowledge and skills to cater for young children.

Godwin revealed that federal government has seen it necessary the need to intensify effort in order to address malnutrition issues in the country.

He noted that, “The training is made to help and equip health workers with the knowledge skills to address malnutrition issues across the country.

“This is a programme which is channels towards the most vulnerable people, more especially the women and the young children.

In his remarks, Yobe state Commissioner of Health and Human Services, Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana, thanked the federal ministry of health and all implementing partners for their commitment to accelerating the reduction of child mortality and improvement of maternal health and nutrition through improved access to essential and quality maternal newborn and child health and nutrition services.