Malnutrition of children under five years worsens – UNICEF

Despite budgetary allocations towards tackling the menace of malnutrition and the constant on-going enlightenment on the need for proper nutrition in the early stages of a child’s life, the spate of malnutrition has continued to increase. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) specialist on monitoring and evaluation, Ms.

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Nigeria infant mortality rate falls – survey

The fifth Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) has highlighted a nationwide overall drop in infant mortality rate from 97 per 1000 live births recorded in 2011 to 70 per 1000 live births. The survey was jointly released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday, in Abuja.

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NBS, UNICEF launch MICS 2017 in North East

The National Bureau of Statistics, in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), has launched the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2016-2017 in the north east region. The launch of the scheme was held at Chartwell Hotel and Suites, Bauchi, on Thursday.

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Ebola shows how data sharing could strengthen outbreak response in West Africa

Public health authorities across West Africa are considering stronger agreements to help the region better share data and transfer materials in efforts to strengthen the region's ability to prevent and coordinate response to public health emergencies.

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Nigeria: Nasarawa gets $500,000 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to improve health system

L-R: ED/CEO, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Mr. Dana Hovig, Director Integrated Delivery, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mallam Umar Tanko Al-makura, the Executive Governor Nasarawa State, Dr. Wole Odutola Senior Health Specialist & Representative World Bank and Dr. Kelechi Ohiri, CEO, Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation, at the official signing ceremony of a grant of $500,000.00 to Nasarawa State by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today at Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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Nigeria: FG targets immunization of 3.3m children, supports Measles Vaccination Campaign with N3.5b

Federal Government of Nigeria said it had released about N3.5 billion to support the 2017/2018 Measles Vaccination Campaign (MVC) while targeting over three million children for the programme. Nigeria is currently ranked number one measles burden country globally with over 3.3 million un-immunised children for measles vaccine first dose, according to United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Margaret Soyemi, UNICEF official said in Abuja on Thursday, during a one day media orientation forum on 2017/2018 MVC that Nigeria is ranked ahead of India with 2.9 million. She said that Nigeria needed to work on creating more awareness on measles vaccinations.

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Children as victims of violence – 2011 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)

Although the theme of the 2017 edition of Children's Day was "Child Protection and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Issues and Opportunities,” half of Nigerian children sadly still experience physical violence and the shameful phenomenon is prevalent across the 36 states of Nigeria.

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