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DFID Rescues 1.24m Children From Severe Malnutrition in Northeast, Nigeria

DFID Rescues 1.24m Children From Severe Malnutrition in Northeast, Nigeria

  By Ahamd Umar: Department for International Development (DFID) in partnership with Children’s Fund says it has averted severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among 1.24 million children in Borno and Yobe states, North-east of the country. It attributed the situation to the nine-year insurgency in the Northeast which prevented farmers and herdsmen from crops and livestock […]

Nigeria: Minister Canvasses For Moratorium On Strikes

  By Peter Usman: Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Malam Muhammad Musa Bello wants labour Unions and professional associations in the country to place a 5-Year moratorium on all forms of industrial action. This, he said, is a sign of patriotic sacrifice that would give Nigeria a chance to lay strong foundations for […]

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Advocacy Coalition Groups Commemorate World AIDs Day Campaign In Nigeria

By Joseph Edegbo A National advocacy campaign on HIV/AIDS, targeting multiple communities across eight high- risk States in Nigeria kicked off on  Friday as part of the World AIDS Day celebration with the theme “Know Your Status”.The high risk states are Lagos, Oyo, Imo, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Gombe, Kano and FACT Abuja. HIV infection has spread […]

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Nigeria : UNICEF Spends 90 Million Dollars Under Bauchi Field Office

By Ahmad Umar, United Nations Children Fund UNICEF Bauchi Field Office, Northeast of the country, says it has spent  90 Million US Dollars in six supported States in the areas of Water Sanitation, Health and Education in the 2018. The States, are Adamawa, Bauchi, Jigawa, Gombe, Taraba and Plateau UNICEF Field officer, Bhunu Pathak who […]

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Multimedia Campaign On Improving Infant, Young Child Feeding Practices (IYCF) Takes Off In Kaduna , Northern Nigeria

By Joseph Edegbo Worried by the increasing incidence of malnutrition -related infant mortality in Kaduna State , the Government in partnership with Nutrition stakeholders has launched the first ever multimedia campaign to improve infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF). The campaign themed, Start Strong was launched on Friday by wife of the Governor of […]

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Nigeria : Rise in Malnutrition Attributed To Non Release Of Counterpart Funding by Government

By Ahmad Umar Rise in malnutrition cases in Gombe State, Northeast of the country, especially among children and nursing mothers has been attributed to the decrease in counterpart funding of health programmes by the state government. Participants at a workshop on Nutrition Budget Tracking for Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) and Media made the assertion on […]

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Nigeria: Kaduna Sets Up Committee For Launch Of Infant And Young Child Feeding Campaign

  By Iliya Kure Kaduna State Government has inaugurated a technical committee to oversee the flag-off of its Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) campaign. The campaign is expected to be flagged-off on Friday. Inaugurating the committee, Deputy Director Primary Healthcare in the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Mal. Hamza Ikara, called on members of […]

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ICFP: Africa Must Harness Its Youths’ Potentials For Sustainable Development – Rwandan Prime Minister

  By Iliya Kure   Rwandan Prime Minister Édouard Ngirente has called for continued investment in family planning around the world, emphasising the far-reaching benefits of such investment to countries, especially those in Africa.   The Prime Minister was speaking Monday at the opening of the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) holding in Kigali, […]

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