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Finland partners NGO to support expectant mothers

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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.

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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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