UNICEF donates medical supplies worth over $400,000 to improve maternal, neonatal, and child survival in Borno and Yobe states, located in the Northeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The two states received items such as antimalarials, analgesics, antibiotics, and medical equipment. The distribution of the medical supplies will boost reproductive and child health care services for pregnant women, newborns, and under-five children in conflict-affected communities in the region.
UNICEF aims to increase medical supplies in healthcare centers, enabling women to receive essential support. UNICEF’s Chief of Field Office, Phoung Nguye, stated that in 2020, the lives of 170 children were lost directly or indirectly each day due to reduced access to health care services. He added that UNICEF is laying the foundation for optimum well-being for thousands of children born and yet to be born.
In addition, UNICEF will supply 500,000 dollars of provisions to support the implementation of the Primary Health care MoU with the states, which stresses that women and children paid the highest cost of the 13-year-old conflict in the region.
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