Gambia: Nana Trains Mother’s Clubs On Basic Nutrition

The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) final Friday concluded three-day coaching for 18 members of the Bundung Mother’s Club on fundamental diet at a ceremony held at Bundungka Kunda within the Kanifing Municipality.

Similar coaching, was convened for Mother’s Club of Faji Kunda, each funded by UNICEF.

The coaching additionally uncovered members to extreme breastfeeding; private hygiene and environmental sanitation; development monitoring and promotion; iodine salt identification and others. It was additionally geared toward arming members with the requisite information in combating malnutrition within the society.

Speaking to journalists shortly after the opening, Alieu Kujabi, programme supervisor for NaNA, mentioned the company has realized a surge in malnutrition in under-five city youngsters.

That, he added, prompted NaNA to understand the necessity to set up Mother’s Clubs within the city areas and prepare them in order that they may assist in detecting malnutrition within the society.

“If the Mother’s Clubs are skilled, they may assist us to detect malnutrition inside the communities after which take acceptable measures. They will even assist the hospitals by way of referral and the hospital will want them in info dissemination,” he mentioned.

The coaching, he added, would actually assist the company and healthcare officers in averting severe malnutrition in youngsters underneath 5.

He thus urged one and all to work unanimously with the Mother’s Clubs to make sure environment friendly service supply on dietary evaluation within the society.

Musa Dahaba, programme officer for NaNA known as on Mother’s Clubs to work unanimously to make sure efficient and environment friendly service supply in addition to sustainability of the golf equipment.

He mentioned with availability of funding, NaNA would proceed to coach them on fundamental diet in addition to give them sensible abilities in order that they repeatedly provide the wanted communal providers.

“Our diet filed officer will supervise them and report back to us and on the stage of NaNA, we could have quarterly monitoring tour across the nation simply to upsurge members dedication on their communal providers and guarantee sustainability of golf equipment.” he mentioned.

Sutee Barrow, a participant, recommended NaNA for equipping them with the requisite information on fundamental diet. The coaching, she mentioned, has armed them with the wanted abilities and information on fundamental diet and its associated points.

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