HealthNewsNigeriaUNICEF Vaccinates 30 Million Nigerian Children In Five Years

The integrated campaigns against life-threatening diseases have enabled the United Nations Children Fund, (UNICEF) to vaccinate 30 million children in Nigeria in the last five years.

A Communication Specialist, Mr. Geoffrey Njoku, stated this in Kano at a two-day media dialogue on UNICEF’s new country program 2023-2027 and the status of implementation of the Child Rights Law in states.

Njoku explained that UNICEF assisted with the birth registration of 7.4 million children under the age of five, and 2.8 million children living in conflict-affected areas received psychosocial support.

“In the new 2023-2027 program for Nigeria, UNICEF would protect the rights of every child, especially the most excluded, to survive, thrive, learn, and develop to his or her full potential.

“The organization will use the major components of child survival health, polio, nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS, basic education, child protection, social policy, and gender equality to achieve the plan.
“The goals of the program are Universal Health Coverage (UHC), reduction of maternal neonatal mortality, and rapid response to public health outbreaks,” he added.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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