Nigeria: EU, UNICEF donate Healthcare Commodities to improve Nutrition, maternal Health
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Oct 6, Abuja: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), donated healthcare commodities worth 2.1 billion naira funded by European Union to improve Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition in Kebbi state Northwest Nigeria. The donation was part of their fulfilment of an agreement with the government which aimed at strengthening Primary Healthcare and Community Resilience in the state.
The goal of the project is to significantly contribute to the reduction of maternal, new-born and child mortality and morbidity in 3 States of Adamawa, Bauchi and Kebbi in the country. The support is geared towards the achievement of SDGs as well as to establish an integrated primary health care model which can be easily scaled up. Mohammad Mohiuddin, who represented UNICEF Country Representative, Mohamed Malick Fall presented the items to the State governor, Senator Atiku Abubakar Bagudu. The governor assured the donors that the commodities would be used judiciously for the benefit of the people.
"I must commend the European Union and UNICEF, for their investment in the life of our children, particularly the leadership of the Chief of Sokoto Feild office, who mobilised more money to Kebbi, is really commendable." Bagudu said. Earlier, UNICEF Country Rep Malick Fall said the project which is met to last for four years covered all the 21 Local Government Areas of Kebbi State. He expressed confidence that the project will provide the state with uninterrupted service delivery as part of its benefit in the next ten years.
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