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Finland partners NGO to support expectant mothers

By Kanayo Umeh, Abuja   |   28 May 2017   |   4:30 am

Woman pregnant in bed. PHOTO: Jaruma.net

The Government of Finland has expressed its readiness to partner Nigeria in providing free maternity packages to expectant mothers.

Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, disclosed this when White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria (WRAN) Special Envoy for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nollyhood actor, Mr. Jim Iyke paid her a courtesy visit in Abuja.

The ambassador stated that the gesture has helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.

According to her, since 1949, the Finnish government has offered every new mother a box including bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.




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