The Aliko Dangote Foundation Integrated Nutrition (ADFIN) Project has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with Kano State government to check the prevalence of malnutrition in the state.
The event took place at ECA Unit of Abdullahi Wase hospital in Kano on Wednesday.
Speaking before the official signing of the MoU, The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Aliko Dangote Foundation, Zouera Yousufou said the foundation is worried about the prevalence of malnutrition, especially among children in the state.
According to her, the foundation had already supported the feeding programme by Hajiya Mariya Dantata, where about 30,000 meals are distributed daily.
She also stated that part of the foundation’s commitment towards checking malnutrition is the distribution of 20,000 loaf of bread daily in Kano, and 10,000 in Lagos.
She explained that part of the signing of the MoU is the commitment of over N50 million to procure Ready To Use Therapeutic Food, RUTF for treatment of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition, SAM, in the state.