In Kano State, the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has started implementing its nutrition flagship program, the Aliko Dangote Foundation Integrated Nutrition (ADFIN).
The program, according to the ADF’s Director of Health and Nutrition, Dr. Francis Aminu, is in line with the plan to use the newly refurbished Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs) as Outpatient Care (OPC) and Inpatient Care (IPC) components of the Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) services for the Programme across five pilot LGAs.
Meanwhile, in Kano, a total of 30 health workers have been trained.
The 5-day training program, according to Dr. Aminu, took place between December 17th and 22nd, 2021.
“The training’s goal was to give health workers the skills they needed to assess, treat, and care for malnourished children under the age of five.” “The 5-day training allowed participants to gain in-depth knowledge in accordance with the National Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition Guidelines’ training requirements,” he said.
Officers-in-Charge (OICs), Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs), Nutrition focal persons, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Coordinators, and Primary Health Care (PHC) Coordinators were among the participants drawn from the State Ministry of Health and the five ADFIN supported sites from Bebeji, Dala, Kura, Tudun Wada, and Rimin-Gado LGAs, he said.