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”. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]