Nigerian Children Are The Most Mal-Nourished In The World

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at 02:05 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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Nigeria ranks among India, Bangladesh, Peru and Pakistan  on the basis of countries where half of world’s most malnourished children live, writes JAYNE AUGOYE

Despite her potential for posterity, Nigeria has been listed as one of the five countries where half of the world’s malnourished children live.



According to a report by a UK-based charity organisation Save the Children, titled A life free from Hunger: Tackling Child Malnutrition, Nigeria is listed alongside India, Bangladesh, Peru and Pakistan as countries  faced with malnutrition.

The survey recently published on the organisation’s website was carried out in the five countries by international polling agency,  Globescan, contracted by save the children.

In its analysis of  the causes of malnutrition with a focus on chronic malnutrition and stunting in children, it also identifies solutions that are proven to be effective.

With malnutrition statistics in Africa at a startling high rate, the report indicates, nearly two in five children on the continent – 60 million children — are stunted.

 At least three in 10 in all countries polled, and majorities in two (Peru and Nigeria), say they have reduced the quantity of food they buy for their family.

The poll results suggest that families may be eating less as a response to these rising prices The findings also suggest that variety in people’s dietsare being affected, with at least a third in all countries except Bangladesh saying that, at least sometimes, they eat the same staple food for a week at a time.

The problem of food quality and quality and variety appears most acute in Nigeria, where only one in four say they can ‘often’ afford such food.

The report further notes, “In Nigeria and India, the highest populated countries in Africa and South Asia respectively, parents appear to be struggling the most to feed their children. Specifically, about a quarter of parents in Nigeria (27%) and in India (24%) report that their children go without food for an entire day — not surprisingly, in both countries, those who have more than one child, are less educated or have low income are more likely to report this.”
Bachelorette at 02:06 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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...and the kids still dey fine

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Agnex26 at 02:29 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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Tongue abeg make dem go sit down where dem get dat fact from. Yeye ppl wel no get work.
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zoe61 at 02:30 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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am not supprised becaus Nigerians are not dooin well in sport because of mal-Nourised on there children even they couldn't make it in African cup.
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lertipha at 02:34 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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Well em,I would believe partially. Most children in the rural areas are anemic.
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smilingtodbank at 02:37 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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they are the cause of it
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EMMYBOSS at 02:42 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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OUR POLITICIANS DON SEE AM?
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rayOFsunshine at 02:44 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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Why be say we dey always carry 1st for bad things?
huh?
Our leaders need cane
in short they should cover their faces in shame
ALL of them, both present and past leaders
nonsense!
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rayOFsunshine at 02:45 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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What am I even talking about self?
Have we ever had leaders?
Nooooooooo, what we have been unfortunate to have are RULERS
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lertipha at 02:45 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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Judging by standard of living in the urban areas,malnutrition is almost zero.
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iykehenry at 02:49 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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there is something about nigeria that the world just love to talk about,what ever subject they are writing on,if nigeria is not there the story is not complete,so what happens to somalia,kenya,chad,sudan, and the like of them? so nigeria is the place where u see and think malnourished kid are?dis people no well
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kattie77 at 02:53 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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I dont believe this,Nigeria is not d poorest nation in d world,they should do their research again
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rayOFsunshine at 02:54 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: iykehenry on 02:49 PM, 21/02/2012
there is something about nigeria that the world just love to talk about,what ever subject they are writing on,if nigeria is not there the story is not complete,so what happens to somalia,kenya,chad,sudan, and the like of them? so nigeria is the place where u see and think malnourished kid are?dis people no well

There must be something that attract these people to include Nigeria, especially when they doing a research that is looking out for something negative
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lertipha at 02:57 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: rayOFsunshine on 02:54 PM, 21/02/2012
There must be something that attract these people to include Nigeria, especially when they doing a research that is looking out for something negative
Truetalk
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DHash at 03:00 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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It is a lie!! This report is not real, i beg make i pass.
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rayOFsunshine at 03:07 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: DHash on 03:00 PM, 21/02/2012
It is a lie!! This report is not real, i beg make i pass.

Of course I dont believe it too
but I think it is our rulers dat are giving every tom, dick and harry
the right to use us for some useless fake researches
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HappyJeff at 03:10 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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... the giant of Africa... most appropriately put "the giant of Africa in corruption, bad leadership and other social vices".... God will help us...
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ghettomanlive at 03:24 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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The symbol on  this picture is a kenyan symbol or South Africa, so why do they mention other country? Although we all know that The Government in Nigeria do not care how her comon  Citizens survives,, Only a few of them gather to eat up the National Cake.
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crusifixo at 03:29 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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it possible,you would see children eating eba 3 times a day,7 day a week then drink garri for a change
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funshybaba at 03:58 PM, 21/02/2012 (6 years ago)
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This can not be true
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