CS-SUNN Lauds Kaduna State House of Assembly for creating committee on health and nutrition
By Femi Mustapha
The Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) Kaduna State Chapter, has commended the Kaduna State House of Assembly for expanding the scope of the Committee on Health to the Committee on Health and Nutrition.
State Coordinator, CS-SUNN, Jessica Bartholomew stated this in a statement made available to the media on Thursday 12th October, 2023
CS-SUNN which is made up of CSOs and media partners working around nutrition to ensure improved nutritional outcomes for the good people of Kaduna State, observed that this progressive move reflects a clear commitment to addressing holistic health and nutrition challenges in the state.
The Group also opined that recognizing the inseparable link between health and nutrition, the decision to integrate these vital aspects under a single committee is a testament to the state legislature’s dedication to ensuring that the people of Kaduna have access to comprehensive health care services and proper nutrition.
“This decision aligns with the government’s broader agenda to improve the overall health and quality of life for its citizens.
“The Committee on Health and Nutrition will now be better equipped to develop and implement policies, legislations, and initiatives that promote not only the prevention and treatment of diseases but also the importance of balanced nutrition, especially in vulnerable communities.
“It is widely acknowledged that a well-rounded approach to healthcare, encompassing both health and nutrition, is essential for a healthier and more prosperous society.
“This expansion also underscores the importance of cross-sectoral and multisectoral collaboration, as it is imperative for various government departments, organizations, and stakeholders to work together in addressing complex health and nutrition issues effectively.
“The Kaduna State House of Assembly’s decision to prioritize health and nutrition will undoubtedly result in tangible improvements in the well-being of its citizens.
“We extend our congratulations to the honourable speaker and other members of the assembly for their vision and commitment to the betterment of Kaduna State.”