Federal Ministry of Health say them don provide over N1.8 billion for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition for 18 states within the last two years.
Dr. Chris Isokpunwu, head of the nutrition division, talk this thing for interview on Sunday for Abuja, say them provide the money between 2017 and 2018.
For 2017, the ministry sign memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UNICEF for counterpart contribution for the procurement of ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF).
“Between 2017 and now, the ministry don give about N1.8 billion as counterpart contribution for the procurement of the commodity.
“The first payment na N600 million, from the 2017 appropriation, them use the money set up treatment centres, training of health workers and distribution of the RUTF for inside Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Osun, Bauchi and the Federal Capital Territory.
Isokpunwu say the 2018 appropriation, the Federal Government give N1.2 billion to UNICEF, based on the MoU to buy RUTF. Him say the ministry wan start distribution of the commodity to 12 more states.