By Becky John
Save the Children, a United Kingdom based international children’s charity organisation, says it will engage the media on reporting child nutrition in northern Nigeria. The Country Director, Save the Children Nigeria Country Programme, Mr Benjamin Foot, said this in the statement issued in Abuja on Monday. The statement said that the roundtable was part of the ongoing effort to better engage the media in covering and reporting nutrition issues in Nigeria.
It said the event was aimed at raising the news editors’ commitment on covering nutrition.
The statement explained that the event would focus on the role of the government and international non-governmental organisations on the reduction of malnutrition burden in northern Nigeria.
It said the roundtable is organised under the Working to improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINN) funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The event would hold on Feb. 3, at Rockview Hotel, Wuse 2, Abuja at 10 a.m., it said. The statement added that WINN is implemented in Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Yobe and Zamfara states.
According to the statement, Save the Children began to work in Nigeria in 2001 and has been a strong recognized voice of children in the country.
“It focuses on health, nutrition, education, livelihood and child protection, and works closely with partners to develop sustainable, replicable programmes which help children to reach their full potential,’’ the statement said.