USAID Appoints Actress Chioma Chukwuka As Goodwill Ambassador

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has named Nollywood actress Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha as its inaugural Goodwill Ambassador for Nutrition in Nigeria.

A statement by the US Embassy in Abuja explains that, as the Goodwill Ambassador for Nutrition, Chioma Chukwuka has agreed to work to raise awareness about maternal health and child nutrition, promote healthy behaviours, and disseminate key nutritional messages.

Malnutrition remains a significant challenge in Nigeria, with severe acute malnutrition impacting 3.6 million children, and contributing to 50 percent of all deaths among children under five years old.

The prevalence of malnutrition among women, adolescents, and young children undermines community health and development.

In collaboration with the Nigerian government and people, the U.S. government, through USAID, works to mitigate malnutrition by providing effective treatment for severe malnutrition, coordinating nutrition services, and promoting proven methods to support better nutrition, especially for mothers, infants, young children, and teenagers.

Chioma Chukwuka expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “I am honored to be USAID’s inaugural Goodwill Ambassador for Nutrition in Nigeria. Together with USAID, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of Nigerian families.”

Source: Radio Nigeria

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