Women and children centered NGO, Stimulate Africa, over the weekend held a durbar at Gingaani, a small community in the Kumbungu District of the Northern Region to sensitise the people about malnutrition and its dire effect on human development.
Hundreds of residents from Gingaani and surrounding communities graced the event as medical and nutrition experts took turns to educate the people on issues such as maternal health, breastfeeding, malnutrition, hygiene as well as reproductive and sexual health.
As part of the event, a football match dubbed #KickoutMalnutrition saw nearby Jaajero community run out as champions with two goals against one victory over Gingaani to claim the coveted Stimulate Africa Kickout malnutrition trophy.
Head of Stimulate Africa, Maureen Ngozi Chukwurah, explained afterwards to NTV that her outfit recognized football was loved by all ages across the world and they were capitalizing on the power of the sport to drive change in the form of eradicating malnutrition and its associated consequences on the people.
Ms. Maureen disclosed that the welfare of women and children were a matter of priority and that her organisation were not only going to roll out more initiatives but will continue to reach out as well to more communities with the Kickout malnutrition campaign.
As part of the event also, the people also benefitted from a free medical outreach as a health team from the Kumbungu Kings Medical Center took time to examine, educate people on how to manage their ailments and provided medication for those whose conditions were mild.
Some of the residents spoke to NTV and expressed delight and appreciation to Stimulate Africa for their gesture.