Polio Outbreak: FG, UNICEF begin emergency immunisation campaign
The Federal Ministry of Health supported by WHO, UNICEF and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have rolled out an emergency Polio immunization campaign in Borno, an official said.
UNICEF tasks journalists on domestic violence
Determined to address the issue of domestic violence in Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has enlisted media practitioners from Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Jigawa, Plateau, Taraba and Gombe states to fashion out solutions to the challenge.
Remaining polio-free beyond July 2017
To be certified polio free, Nigeria needs to have had no case of wild polio for three consecutive years in the presence of high quality Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance systems.
Lagos decries 28% exclusive breastfeeding rate
Lagos State government has said that part of the reasons why it extended maternity leave from three months to six and introduced two weeks paternity leave was to encourage exclusive breastfeeding ...
Is that child ready for school?
Come September, many parents will send their children to school-some of these young ones will be going to that place of learning for the first time. Many people, who have passed through the stage, may recall that it was a huge excitement as they waited to start school full...
UNICEF trains stakeholders on flooding in North-East
The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has concluded a three-day training of stakeholders in North-East on contingency planning to contain envisaged flooding.
Breastfeeding could save 820,000 under-five children, says UNICEF
An increase in number of children breastfed in Nigeria could save lives of more than 820,000 children under the age of five, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has declared.
Government raises panel to facilitate humanitarian assistance to IDPs
The Federal Government has raised an inter-ministerial technical working group to facilitate effective humanitarian assistance to victims of insurgency.
Malnutrition: Why Aisha Buhari ‘got Involved’
The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), in 2012 released a report tagged ‘At a Glance: Nigeria’. The report stated that: “Nigeria has one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the world.