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Life and death: children’s battle with malnutrition in northern Nigeria

Six-months old Aisha Bilya looks frail and skeletal; she has very low weight for her height and clearly appears to be suffering from severe muscle wasting

 Nigeria continue to lose over 2600 under-five children to varied child-killer diseases like diarrhea, pneumonia, and malnutrition, daily;  its northern half account for about 2.2 million out of the country’s 2.5 million severely malnourished children   Six-month old Aisha Bilya looks frail and skeletal; she has very low weight for her

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