Bagudu promises to complement UNICEF’s efforts on education

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Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi   K ebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has said that his administration would do everything to complement the effort of UNICEF in promoting the education sector in the state.   In a statement signed by its Special Adviser on Media, Alhaji Yahyay Sarki, the governor promised to do everything possible to complement UNICEF in the education sector even with the limited resources at its disposal.   “I expressed my intention to do something more revolutionary beyond what the World Bank was doing in the educational…

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UNICEF-EU interventions strengthen healthcare delivery in Adamawa

Adamawa In its efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery in Mubi South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, UNICEF, in conjunction with EU, has given a total facelift to healthcare facilities across the Local Government. The effort of UNICEF-EU in boosting healthcare delivery in the area has started yielding dividends as the total rejuvenation of the sector has led to a concomitant rise of health condition of indigenes. With this development, pregnant women, children and other vulnerable groups are positively affected in many facets of UNICEF- EU interventions in the rural…

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UNICEF: 17m Nigerian children not registered

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) yesterday said that despite the increase witnessed in the official registration of children in Nigeria from 30 per cent in 2013 to 43 per cent in 2018; no fewer than 17 million children under the age of five were yet to be registered. According to a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, a new UNICEF global report on birth registration; ‘Birth Registration for Every Child by 2030: Are we on track?’ shows that one in five children still remained unregistered even though birth…

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Nigeria has over 13million out-of-school children –UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that Nigeria has over 13 million out of school children mostly recorded in the Northern states. Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Bauchi, Mr Patak Bhanu stated this on Thursday during the 2019 End of Year Review meeting of stakeholders for states supported by the UNICEF Bauchi Field office, which held at Sharna Place Hotel Jos. Bhanu said out of the over 13million out of school children, 60 percent of them are girls and are most especially from the Northern states. According to…

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UNICEF: Nigeria highest contributor to pneumonia deaths

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), yesterday revealed that in 2018, Nigeria lost a total of 443 children under the age of five to Pneumonia daily. A statement made available to newsmen on yesterday in Abuja, further stated that a total of  162,000 children  died from the disease in 2018, making Nigeria the highest contributor to global pneumonia child deaths. The country was followed by India with 127  deaths; Pakistan recorded 58,000 deaths, Democratic Republic of Congo 40,000 deaths and Ethiopia 32,000 deaths out of a global recorded death of…

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Declare health data emergency in Plateau, UNICEF tells Lalong

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The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has urged Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, to declare health data emergency in the state. UNICEF Chief of Field Office, Mr. Bhanu Pathak, made the appeal when he paid a courtesy call on the governor at the Government House, Jos. Pathak said the appeal had become necessary in view of the numerous challenges facing the health sector in the state. He said: “We have weak cold chain system as only 46 per cent of the 325 wards in the state have functional cold chain.…

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5.68m Nigerians sensitised on genital mutilation – UNICEF

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The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says that over 5.68 million individuals have been reached through radio, television and social media to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Nigeria. The Fund said that 5,094 girls were reached through sensitisation in primary and secondary schools and empowered with change agents in partnership with existing school clubs. Mr Ben Mbakwem, the UNICEF FGM Consultant in Imo and Ebonyi states, said this at the 7th quarterly Meeting of Imo State Technical Committee (STC) on FGM Abandonment organised by the Imo State Ministry of…

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UNICEF: 34,000 children may die of malnutrition in Taraba

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The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said that more than 34,000 children in Taraba State may die of severe acute malnutrition, if serious measures are not taken to immediately save the situation. Bhanu Pathak, Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, raised the alarm during a courtesy call on Governor Darius Ishaku, in Jalingo. “Currently, Taraba State has an estimated 34,419 severe acute malnutrition cases. “With no health facility providing treatment, these children will be at risk of dying if the government does not intervene appropriately and…

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UNICEF, EU supporting Kebbi to implement primary healthcare

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Kebbi State government with support from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the European Union has commenced the process of implementing primary healthcare under one roof. Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), Dr. Abubakar Kaoje, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Birnin Kebbi. Kaoje noted that primary healthcare under one roof would guarantee the needed efficiency in primary healthcare management and ensure better service delivery to women and children in the state. “We have gotten the approval from the state executive council and we…

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UNICEF to support sustainable development in Sokoto

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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has acknowledged the progress made in Sokoto State in key collaborative areas, assuring the state of its support and sustenance of such legacies. UNICEF Country Representative, Mr. Peter Hawkins, stated this on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Tambuwal at the Government House, Sokoto. Hawkins, who acknowledged the efforts and progress so far made by the state government in its collaboration with UNICEF in various sectors, also expressed hope that the fund would continue to work with the state government in…

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