Save the Children International
Exclusive breastfeeding, Immunisation reduce cases of pneumonia
As the World Pneumonia Day is observed on Tuesday, Nigerians have been urged to practise exclusive breastfeeding and get their infants immunised to reduce the risk of pneumonia deaths.
Pneumonia second leading cause of under-5 deaths — Report
A new report has revealed that of the more than six million children under age of five that die each year, pneumonia is the second leading cause of such deaths, with 880,000 deaths recorded in 2016.
‘141,000 children died of pneumonia in 2016’
A new report by Save the Children International, Nigeria, has revealed that the country recorded about 140,520 deaths of under-five children as a result of pneumonia in 2016 alone. The report also said that about 16 children die every hour as a result of the disease, adding that 4.2 million children aged 12-23 months were…
Body tasks government on policies to drive universal health coverage
Save the Children International (SCI) a Non-governmental organisation that encourages universal healthcare coverage and children’s protection has tasked government on policies that will ensure improved healthcare delivery to achieve the universal healthcare coverage in the country. Area Operational Manager, Save the Children Lagos and Cross Rivers, Nwamaka Efionu, made this call at a two-day Advocacy…