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NOA, UNICEF support child protection in South East

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The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) have expressed concern over child mortality rate in the South-East, describing it as alarming.

They, however, argued that the situation could be reversed if mothers and caregivers are given appropriate orientation and information.

Imo State Director of NOA, Vitus Ekeocha, who stated this in Owerri yesterday, said most mothers and caregivers were ignorant of their roles in ensuring the protection, survival and development of their children.

He disclosed that with support from UNICEF, the NOA embarked on massive sensitisation campaign to over 30,000 communities in the South-East region through the ongoing women August meeting platform.

He said the campaign was part of the agency’s efforts at tackling the increasing child molestation, malnutrition and deaths in the region.


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