UNICEF ranks Nigeria 11th highest on newborn deaths

  The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has ranked Nigeria 11th position on newborn deaths globally. This is according to a new report on “Newborn Mortality’’ released by

Welcome to 2018: Over 20,000 babies will be born today, UNICEF says

Urges  nations around the world to ensure newborns survive first days of life Nigeria will witness the birth of over 20,000 newborns today, January 1, 2018, as people of the country join the rest of

ECOWAS lists priority areas for region’s children

Abuja –  In  what seems to be a positive response to growing global concerns for children in West Africa, all member states in the region under the umbrella of Economic Community

FG spends N4b on humanitarian projects in northeast

UNICEF decries increasing use of children as “human bombs” by Boko Haram ABUJA – The Federal Government said it had spent over N4 billion 0n the  humanitarian crisis in the

Relief in Niger Delta as EU, UNICEF support region with WASH projects

Relief came the way of some communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region with the commissioning of water and sanitation projects by the European Union (EU) and the  United Nations Children Fund

Malnutrition: How UNICEF, Kaduna govt rescue children from early graves with RUTF

It was difficult to believe that children with such acutely-malnourished looks and in such huge number could be seen in just two local government areas of  Kaduna state.  They looked


World leaders, others raise fresh US$1.2bn for polio eradication

… Fund targets US$450m children yearly Global leaders, including foremost non state actors, have raised fresh US$ 1.2 billion to rev the onslaught against poliomyelitis in the three remaining nations

FG receives 1.3m doses of CSM vaccine

WHO’s International Review Group to meet on  additional vaccines ABUJA – The Federal Government yesterday announced that it has taken delivery of 1.3 million vaccines from the World Health Organization and

Protect children’s right, UNICEF urges media

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has urged media practitioners to protect the rights of children through ethical based reportage in accordance with best global practices for the protection of

FG to engage 200,000 voluntary health workers

The Federal Government, in collaboration with development partners, says it has concluded plans to engage 200, 000 voluntary health workers to improve immunisation, antenatal care and other health services. Dr

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UNICEF appeals for aid to fight yellow fever in Angola

… Russia sends vacine The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is implementing large-scale sanitary and epidemiological programmes to fight an unprecedented yellow fever outbreak in Angola and has appealed for


WHO confirms 3rd Polio case in Nigeria

The World Health Organization has confirmed a third case of polio in Nigeria, Rotary Club said Monday: a crippled toddler found in an area newly liberated from Boko Haram Islamic


UN suspends humanitarian assistance in Nigeria’s North East

The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has suspended its humanitarian assistance mission in the North East following a bloody attack on humanitarian convoy by the Boko Haram insurgents, which

Japan earmarks N1.4bn for UNICEF to address life-saving emergency in North-East

The government of Japan has extended a grant of US$4.5 million, (1.4 billion naira) to the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, for the provision of life-saving emergency aid to people


UNICEF launches $2.8 billion appeal for children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday announced the launch of a $2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide, with for the first time ever

Maternal deaths declines worldwide – UN Report

Latest report from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division has revealed that maternal mortality has fallen worldwide  by 44% since 1990. According to the

U-5 death rate drops by 53% – WHO/UNICEF

…however, 16,000 children still die daily  Globally, under-5 death have dropped by 53 per cent, however, about 16,000 children still die every day before their fifth birthday, says a new