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      The Impact of COVID-19 on Child Malnutrition in Nigeria: Special Focus on Strategic Solutions

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            The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the rising spate of malnutrition burden especially in under-5 children in Africa, and Nigeria as the most populous black nation is grossly affected. Amidst lingering hunger, and food insecurity issues; the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic is expected to severely exacerbated malnutrition in Nigeria especially in children and women. Concurrently, the malnutrition spate is also a contributing factor to increase the impact of infectious diseases like COVID-19 in Nigeria, hence there is need to consider their impacts together and provide striking interventions. This commentary article presents a perspective on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and child malnutrition burden in Nigeria; with special focus on strategic solutions so as to improve the health and well-being Nigerian children.

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            ScienceOpen Preprints
            ScienceOpen
            13 March 2021
            Affiliations
            [1 ] Healthy Africans Platform, Research and Development, Ibadan, Nigeria
            [2 ] Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology, Akure, PMB 704, Nigeria
            [3 ] Foods and Genes Initiative, Research and Development, Lagos, Nigeria
            [4 ] Department of Home Economics and Food Science, University of Ilorin, Ilorin PMB 1515 Kwara state. Nigeria.
            Article
            10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPG5I7K.v1
            d8bd142a-1436-4016-b6e1-85be6348f4bc

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            All data generated or analysed during this study are included in this published article (and its supplementary information files).
            Food science & Technology,Nutrition & Dietetics,Public health
            Child Malnutrition,COVID-19,Control Strategies,Nigeria

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