Every year, about 20 million children under five years of age suffer severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and of these, about one million die annually in Africa. In this report, ALI GARBA Ali highlights the ordeal of malnourished children and the intervention of the state government and other agencies to curb unnecessary mortality.
Wabu is a village in Gamawa Local Government Area of Bauchi State that has been ravaged in recent years by desertification, resulting in poor agricultural output by farmers, especially in crops and animal production needed for the growth of infants.
Moreover, due to the effects of desertification and drought, most residents in Wabu community lack access to arable farm lands that could boost the supply of food containing vital nutrients such as vegetables, fruits, beans, eggs, amongothers, for the body system, especially for the growthand development of children.
However, one-year-old Hassan…
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