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Nigeria key in SDGs target on child survival - UNICEF

Nigeria key in SDGs target on child survival - UNICEF

UNICEF Chief Field Service Coordinator for Nigeria, Dr. Annefrida Kisesa-Mkusa, says a lot depends on Nigeria for the world to achieve its target on child survival.

She stated this during an interview with newsmen shortly after the opening ceremony of a two-day end- year Review Meeting for Adamawa, Gombe, and Taraba States.

According to her, if the issues of children in Nigeria are not solved, the world cannot achieve its targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that relate to children".

She said the review offers the opportunity to know the real situation of children on ground, adding that when reviews are done, a lot will be achieved, but when the surveys are done at the ground level, and look at the situations of children, the gap will be noticed.

Adamawa State Deputy Governor, Crowther Seth, represented by permanent secretary in his office Hamman Mayo said with the support of UNICEF, Adamawa State is the only state currently enjoying Primary Health Care under one Roof, noting that 226 primary health care facilities now open 24 hours daily as a result of UNICEF's support to the state.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Chief of UNICEF field office Bauchi, Bhanu Pathak said the field office is working in six states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Jigawa Plateau and Taraba in the sectors of health and HIV, water, sanitation, nutrition; education, child protection and social inclusion as it relates to children.


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