Speaking at the training in Kafanchan, the SEMA Nutrition Desk Officer, Rebecca Gaiya, listed the vulnerable to include: Internally Displaced Persons, People Living with Disabilities and People living with HIV/AIDs.
Gaiya explained that the groups of women were selected, “because they were the most affected during emergencies.”
This, Gaiya stated, was to reduce incidences of malnutrition across the state.
“And that is why we are trying to build them up with the capacity to adequately prepare a nutrition response, whenever they find themselves in emergency situations.”
Also speaking, Jane Gwani, a Nutritionist said; “inadequate access to nutritious foods poses a major challenge to people affected by disasters or conflicts during emergency.”
According to her, this is the only key to brain development of the child.
“Once a child misses the first 1000 days of life and what he needs is not given, his brain is retarded.
“And for life, his IQ and productivity levels are lowered, but with exclusive breast and complementary feeding, he or she can attain their potentials.”