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Nigeria, eight others move to cut maternal, infant mortality

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Disturbed by the high incidence of maternal and child mortality, nine countries – Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – have committed to halving preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in their health facilities within the next five years.
 
 

UN Campaign to Save Nigerian Children from Measles, Polio

Thursday, February 2, 2017

At a time when reports showed that many children were malnourished, susceptible to different diseases and have died in their numbers in the North-east ravaged by Boko Haram which resulted to spent healthcare services, the United Nations (UN) on January 13, 2017, took up a massive campaign to protect as many as 4.7 million children from measles in the area.
 

Millions of Nigerians are benefitting from a radical health systems programme funded by UK Aid

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Millions of poor Nigerians are benefitting from a radical health systems strengthening programme funded by UK Aid which has established high standards for healthcare in five states and is set to be replicated throughout the rest of Nigeria in the years ahead. The programme clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of overseas development assistance, according to Abt Associates, the lead agency in the consortium responsible for implementing the project.
 

2017 Budget: Senate Committee Urges FG To Allocate N96bn For Malnutrition

Monday, December 5, 2016

Senate Committee on Health, on Monday, mandated the Federal Ministry of Health to propose N96 billion in 2017 budget for tackling acute malnutrition in the country.

 

It further stated that government might be compelled to declared a state of emergency on malnutrition in the country if adequate funding is not made available for the condition.

 

Chairman of the committee, Senator Olanrewaju Tejuoso  gave the directive at the committee’s “High Level Policy Dialogue on Nutrition” in Abuja.

 

IMPROVING WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S HEALTH STATUS

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Every year, women and children continue to die in their millions from easily preventable diseases. To many of them, life from birth to death is agonisingly painful, drab, empty and oftentimes cut short by extreme poverty and disease. Living, particularly for those in the rural areas, is close to hell on earth and dying sometimes provides a huge relief from this hellish existence.
 

Agency provides water, sanitation facilities in 20,000 Nigerians communities

Friday, October 21, 2016

NAN

 

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has so far provided clean water and sanitation facilities for more than 20,000 communities in Nigeria under the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project, an official has said.

 

The UNICEF Chief of WASH, Mr. Kannan Nadar, made the fact known in Abuja on Thursday during a meeting on Capacity Assessment of Selected States and Local Governments Areas in Nigeria.

 

Nadar said that communities were drawn from 98 local government areas from 19 states participating in the project.

 

UNICEF: Kaduna has 1.6 million malnourished children – highest in Nigeria

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Over 1.6 million malnourished children are in Kaduna state, according to the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

 

 

Florence Oni, UNICEF’s nutrition specialist, disclosed this while presenting the state’s intervention score card at a two-day mid-year review meeting in Kaduna.

 

 

The figure shows the state has the highest number of malnourished children in Nigeria.

 

 

‘Southwest states, Others Tasked To Roll Out PHC Implementation Plans’

Monday, October 17, 2016

Chioma Umeha

 

Lagos-To ensure proper implementation of a functional primary Health care (PHC) per ward, all states have been urged to establish State Primary Health Care Development Board (SPHCDB) and make it fully functional in line with the national guidelines.

 

The call was contained in a communique which was issued at the end of a two-day meeting on Primary Health Care (PHC) implementation roll out for Southwest and Edo states.

 

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