Dangote, Gates commit $100m to nutrition in Nigeria

Dangote, Gates commit $100m to nutrition in Nigeria

Two of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates and Aliko Dangote, have committed $100 million, about N1.97 billion, to fighting malnutrition in Nigeria.

A deal to that effect was signed by the duo on behalf of Bill & Melinda Gates and Dangote Foundation, respectively, in a new partnership aimed at improving the nutrition of children in the country’s North-East and North-West Regions.

The programme will include community-based approaches and proven interventions linked to behavior change, fortification of staple foods with essential micronutrients; the community management of acute malnutrition and investments in local production of nutritious foods.

MInister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole; Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates and President/CE, Dangote Industries Limited, Mr Aliko Dangote at the Signing ceremony of the $100m Partnership commitment to eradicate malnutrition in Nigeria
MInister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole; Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates and President/CE, Dangote Industries Limited, Mr Aliko Dangote at the Signing ceremony of the $100m Partnership commitment to eradicate malnutrition in Nigeria

A key objective will be improving the livelihoods of households by supporting nutrition-sensitive agricultural programmes that can increase family income, improve diets and empower women and youth. Read more

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