May 18, 2017

$85.5m Needed To Treat Malnourished Children in Nigeria – UNICEF

UNICEF says Nigeria requires 85.5 million U.S. dollars to address malnutrition of about two million children in dire need of treatment. Mrs Philomena Irene, UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, Bauchi Zone, disclosed this at a media dialogue held on Wednesday in Yola with the theme “Investing in Child’s Malnutrition for the Future”. […]
May 16, 2017

UNICEF Attributes Success To Traditional Rulers In Zamfara

The United Nations Children Emergency Fund has attributed the success of its programmes in Zamfara to effective community mobilisation by traditional rulers in the state. The UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, Mr Mohammed Fall, said this on Tuesday at the palace of the Emir of Maradun, Alhaji Garba Tambari, during […]
December 16, 2016

Malawi launches the first humanitarian drone testing zone in Africa

The government of Malawi has launched a drone-testing corridor as developing countries explore how drones could be used during humanitarian crises such as floods, or to deliver blood to laboratories for HIV tests.
August 26, 2016

UNICEF #StopChildMalnutritionNigeria media dialogue holds

To ensure that the Nigerian child grows up healthy to attain full potentials in life, the president Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has improved funding for nutrition. Represented by the head of the Nigerian Child Right Information Bureau, Mrs. Rose Madu, in a two-day Media Dialogue on Malnutrition in Nigeria, which kicked […]
August 17, 2016

Photo News: Nigerian children receiving emergency Polio vaccine

Following the recurrence of the Polio Virus in Nigeria after vanishing for over two years,  the government has had to embark on mass vaccination for millions of children. The 6-month-old child pictured above is simply named as Ajeda, according to UNICEF Nigeria, to whom this image belongs.
August 3, 2016

Over 5 million Nigerian children don’t get breast milk at birth -UNICEF

More than 5 million newborns in Nigeria are deprived of essential nutrients and antibodies that protect them from disease and death as they are not being exclusively breastfed said UNICEF today, as it marks World Breastfeeding Week. Approximately 7 million children are born in Nigeria every year and, according to […]
August 2, 2016

Pictured: Nigerian baby being screened for malnutrition

Baby Falamta is six months old. And is being is screened for malnutrition in Nigeria. Here’s how  to measure malnutrition: Image Credit: UNICEF 
July 30, 2016

UNICEF resumes aid to northern Nigeria after convoy attack

After temporarily suspending the delivery of aids, UNICEF will continue to provide assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, despite an attack on its convoy by Boko Haram Islamists, the UN children’s agency has said. The jihadists ambushed a humanitarian convoy that included workers from UNICEF, UNFPA, and […]