The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has commenced the implementation of its nutrition flagship program.
According to Ireportnews, the “Aliko Dangote Foundation Integrated Nutrition (ADFIN)” program will take place in Kano State.
According to Dr. Francis Aminu, the ADF’s Director of Health and Nutrition, the program is in line with the plan to use the newly refurbished Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) across 5 pilot LGAs as Outpatient Care (OPC) and Inpatient Care (IPC) components of the Programme’s Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) services.
Meanwhile, no fewer than 30 health workers have been trained in Kano.
“The purpose of the training was to equip the health workers with the necessary skills on how to assess, treat, and care for malnourished children under the age of five,” Aminu explained. The 5-day training allowed participants to gain in-depth knowledge in accordance with the National Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition Guidelines.”
Participants included Officers-in-Charge (OICs), Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs), Nutrition focal persons, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Coordinators, and Primary Health Care (PHC) Coordinators from the State Ministry of Health and the five ADFIN supported sites from Bebeji, Dala, Kura, Tudun Wada, and Rimin-Gado LGAs.
Key development partners in Kano state attended the training’s opening ceremony and expressed their support for ADF’s IMAM training to ADF.
Dangote Launches Nutritional Program Nutrition International (NI), Partners for Development (PfD), Civil Society for Scaling up Nutrition (CSSUN) Kano, and the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) are among the participants in Kano.
The training was officially opened by Kano State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, who was represented by Amina Musa, Permanent Secretary, Kano State Ministry of Health.
In his closing remarks, the Commissioner praised the PHC Coordinators’ dynamic leadership in staying with their health workers throughout the training.
He also praised the Foundation for its contributions to human capital development in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, while expressing his deep gratitude to Alhaji Aliko Dangote for his numerous contributions to Kano State.