United Nations Population Fund

UN expresses commitment to end maternal mortality in Nigeria

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said its dream is yet to be realised in Nigeria and for all people in all places, but expressed commitment to end maternal mortality in Nigeria.
The UNFPA made the commitment at the official launch of the “International Conference on Population Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) and UNFPA@50: The Unfinished Business;” in Abuja.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, pointed out that in Nigeria, 111 women die daily during childbirth, while worldwide 800 women die from preventable causes during pregnancy.

Nigeria requires $12m yearly for family planning, lifesaving drugs

Friday, October 14, 2016

By Emeka Anuforo

 

 

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says Nigeria requires between $12 million and $16 million yearly to procure family planning commodities and lifesaving drugs.

 

 

Of this figure, the Ministry of Health has pledged to budget $3 million for next year.Executive Director of the UNFPA, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin stated this in a statement at the end of his visit to Nigeria.

 

 

Nigeria requires $16m to boost reproductive health annually, says UNFPA

Friday, October 14, 2016

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says Nigeria requires about 16 million dollars annually to boost reproductive health services.
 
Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of UNFPA, disclosed this in a statement issued by Ms Beatrice Mutali, the Deputy Regional Director, West and Central Africa Region.