Halliru Zailani

Halliru Zailani
Ahmadu Bello University | ABU · Department of Biochemistry

Master of Science in Nutrition


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Halliru Zailani currently works at the Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University. Halliru does research in Community and public health Nutrition, clinical nutrition and food science and technology. Their current project is 'Nutritional Status of School-aged Children (SAC) Receiving School Meals in Zaria LGA and Contribution of the Meals to Their Daily Nutrients and Energy Requirements'.
Additional affiliations
June 2017 - October 2020
Ahmadu Bello University
  • Lecturer
November 2010 - October 2014
Ahmadu Bello University
Field of study
  • Biochemistry


Publications (4)
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This study was a clinic-based cross-sectional survey that was incorporated with quantitative and qualitative data collection. Information on sociodemographic characteristics of the caregivers was assessed with the aid of a validated semi-structured questionnaire. Weight, oedema, and Mid up Arm Circumference (MAUC) of the children were measured w...
Conference Paper
Nutritional status correlates with health, cognition, psychomotor, and school performance of School-Aged Children (SAC). Composite Index of Anthropometric Failure (CIAF) measures the magnitude and severity of malnutrition in a population. Most of the published studies on the prevalence of undernutrition focused on under-five children using the thr...
Conference Paper
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Malnutrition is of public health concern and major contributor of childhood morbidity and mortality among under-five children. Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP) manages children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) without complications at community level. Performance and treatment outcomes of OTP for the management of SAM in children are less...
Background: Antimalarial drugs are medicines that are used to prevent or treat malaria effectively at different stages in the life cycle of the malarial parasites. In spite of this, a good number of these drugs have the potential to cause harm when they are misused or abused. Objective: This study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of common...


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Projects (5)
1. Assess the nutritional status (Anthropometry and dietary evaluation) of the SAC receiving school meals in Zaria LGA. 2. Assess the nutrients and energy contents of the school meals. 3. Assess the potential contributions of the meals to their recommended nutrients and energy intakes.
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