Monday, December 18, 2017 2:47 pm
Mrs. Lola Alonge, the Executive Director of Child Health Advocacy Initiative(CHAI) recently emerged the nutrition champion for Nigeria and was shortlisted among the 18 selected out of 50 nominations for the award at the UN global level. She became victorious after competing with various first ladies for the prominent award.
Scaling up nutrition is a United Nations global movement to increase nutrition and end malnutrition in various countries.
For over 20 years, Mrs. Alonge has spear-headed awareness campaign on breastfeeding through her NGO- Child Health Advocacy Initiative. She played a vital role in moving nutrition and breastfeeding agenda forward through collaboration and support to government institutions,Private sector and the media. She is the author of two books titled “Breastfeeding made easy” and “Baby and Child Care”.
The award is to create a platform to continue to advocate for good nutrition and end malnutrition in Nigeria.