Dangote Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday, January 21 announced a combined commitment of $100 million to help Nigeria tackle the problems of malnutrition.
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The donation was announced in Abuja at a press conference by the business moguls.
Both philanthropists had on Wednesday, January 20, stated their commitment to ensure that Nigeria wins the fight against polio, at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The $100million pledge is expected to be expended over the next five years (2016-2020). It is targeted at ending malnutrition in the country. It is also expected to improve the lives of at least five million families by 2020, according to the two global figures.
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Despite rapid economic growth, Nigeria is home to the highest number of stunted children in Africa and the second highest globally. Almost one in five Nigerian children is acutely malnourished and more than one in three children suffers from stunting.