Kebbi council engages community volunteers to promote exclusive breastfeeding
1 Kalgo Local Government Area in Kebbi engaged community volunteers to sensitize pregnant women and nursing mothers on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding.
2 Alhaji Shamsuddeen Faruk-Kalgo, Chairman of the Council, made this known by launching an awareness campaign on World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2022 with the theme: “Intensify Breastfeeding: Educate and Support” which was held at Kalgo Primary Healthcare Center in Kalgo city.
3 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the WBW is celebrated annually across the world from August 1-7 to raise awareness about breastfeeding and its benefits.
4 He said the female volunteers were trained to work as ‘agents of change’ in the community
5 While congratulating the organizers of the event, Faruk-Kalgo advised husbands to help their wives ensure that children are exclusively breastfed.
6 “Exclusive breastfeeding is well known as an affordable and feasible intervention that improves newborn survival.
seven “It meets the nutritional needs of infants and protects them from childhood infections, including diarrhea and pneumonia,” he said.
8 Also speaking, Malama Samira Ya’u, Program Officer of Breakthrough Action, Kebbi Field Office, said the event was organized to sensitize women on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding.
9 For his part, Social Mobilization Officer, Breakthrough Action, an NGO, Mu’azu Suleiman urged women to use the campaign to rid society of malnourished children.
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