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More kids to get UNICEF healthcare in N’East

By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri
09 November 2021   |   3:38 am
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that its emergency health services have improved lives in Borno State, while promising to reach more children in the North East state.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that its emergency health services have improved lives in Borno State, while promising to reach more children in the North East state.

The Health Manager, Dr. Clement Adams, said in Maiduguri, yesterday, that women and children were prevented from dying in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps and host communities in the state.

According to him, there is, however, urgent need to expand services to more conflict-affected areas to reach children.

He noted that despite the delivery of healthcare services in IDP camps, there were more children to be reached, particularly in the hard-to-reach areas.

“We will not relent in our advocacy to ensure that children living in inaccessible locations are reached with essential services,” he said.

Excited with UNICEF support for healthcare in camps, Inna Adams, a pregnant mother with four children, said: “I have not paid a dime since I enrolled at this clinic in April. I have also received drugs and counselling from the midwives at the Teachers’ Village IDP camp.”