Thursday, 18 October 2018

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Paediatricians Take Children’s Nutrition Campaign To Four States


Chioma Umeha 
 Over 5,000 children and their parents across Lagos, Kwara, Abuja and Abeokuta between September 29 and October 1, 2018 received nutrition assessment and support from FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, one of the Nigeria’s leading dairy company in   partnership with Ask the Paediatricians (ATP) Foundation.
According to the Diary Company, the effort was in line with its community service to mark Nigeria’s 58th Independence celebration in conjunction with Ask the Paediatricians (ATP) Foundation.
A statement signed by Ore Famurewa, Corporate Affairs Director, WAMCO Nigeria PLC, said that the social responsibility initiative supported by Peak 456 growing-up milk had a team of doctors led by Dr. Gbemisola Boyede of the ATP Foundation did nutrition assessments using growth charts.
The social responsibility initiative milk also did sampling and gave health talks which had the participation of  FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s specialised nutrition staff volunteers.
Boyede, a consultant paediatrician at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idiaraba Lagos started Ask the Pediatricians (ATP) Foundation as a group on Facebook on July 20, 2015.
ATP now has four major areas of focus namely, Health Education Online Forum, Community Medical Outreaches, Health Seminars and Workshops, and Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
FrieslandCampina WAMCO is renowned for its mission to nourish Nigerians with quality dairy nutrition. According to Zatur Hassim, Head, Specialised Nutrition, “This is what drives our business and motivates our people. These outreaches were deployed not just to conduct health checks on children but also to teach parents how to identify nutrition deficiencies and mitigate their prevalence.
“In honour of Nigeria’s 58th  Independence celebration, we are once again demonstrating our corporate citizenship of the world through this programme that supports reduction in hunger, promotes well-being and partnerships for development, all of which demonstrate the United Nations sustainable development goals 1, 2 & 17,” said Hassim.

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