UMUAHIA—THE United Nations International Children’s Education Fund, UNICEF, in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency, NOA has designed a new approach to ensure strict compliance to Essential Family Practices (EFP) by rural women and families.
The new method tagged, Theater For Development (TFD), is designed to be an interactive session with the rural communities where they pour out their complaints and problems and receive advise by UNICEF/NOA officials aimed at helping them to solve the problems.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said nursing mothers should observe the six months exclusive breastfeeding for their children as a way of curbing child malnutrition in Nigeria.
The organisation’s nutrition specialist in its Bauchi field office, Philomena Irene, gave the advise at a two-day media dialogue on child malnutrition in Yola on Thursday
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday said Nigeria requires $85.5 million to address malnutrition of about two million children in dire need of treatment.
UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, Bauchi Zone, Mrs. Philomena Irene, disclosed this at a media dialogue held on Wednesday in Yola, Adamawa, with the theme: “Investing in Child’s Malnutrition for the Future.”
Irene noted that the treatment of a malnourished child with Ready-To-Use-Therapeutic-Food (RUTF) would span through eight to 12 weeks, depending on the severity of the condition.
The UNICEF has charged journalists in Kebbi State to propagate child survival, development, protection and child rights effectively.
This is part of a communiqué issued at the end of a four-day workshop on child and maternal health care organised by the fund in Birnin Kebbi.
A copy of the communiqué signed by Messrs Adebayo Ismail, Tamany Yusuf and Adamu Kanya, was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The United Nations has called for the involvement of men in tackling the alarming rate of maternal and child mortality in Nigeria.
Maternal, Newborn and Child health (MNCH) Manager, UNICEF Nigeria, Dr. Linda Akondeng, stated this at a media conference organised by “The White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria” (WRAN), for the formal presentation of Jim Iyke as WRAN special Envoy/Goodwill Ambassador for MNCH in Abuja.
Nigeria needs $912 million to tackle the scourge of child malnutrition which is presently ravaging the country.
Dr. Chris Osa Isokpunwu of the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, disclosed this at a two-day Media Dialogue on “Leveraging Resources for Child Malnutrition in Nigeria” held on Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, 2017, in Enugu.
Much as efforts are been geared towards a healthier society for all, UNICEF in a handbook extracted from Faith For Life have decried that, Nigeria still have one of the highest number of newborn deaths in Africa.
Making the presentation yesterday in a 2 day workshop on Media Engagement On Dissemination of “Facts For Life” messages, UNICEF resource person, Mrs Tamani Yusuf added that, if Nigeria is desirous of meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), then more attention should be given to newborns.
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.