Mrs Buhari, World Bank, UNFPA launch project to end malnutrition
The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund and the World Bank Group has launched a long-term strategy to improve health and nutrition for Nigerian women and their babies in New York, USA.
The strategy which specifically target reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition is to accelerate ongoing efforts to end preventable deaths through advocacy.
Speaking at the event through the wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, Aisha said her vision is fuelled by the needs of the vulnerable and marginalised population.
The strategy would focus on key themes which include voice for maternal health and family planning, advocate for scale-up of Nutrition interventions, promote girl child education, adolescent Health and demographic dividend, and promote private sector support for sustainable lifesaving medicines.
Others are to promote accountability for birth and civil registration, promote infant and child survival intervention and advocate collaboration and citizen engagement.
Under Secretary -General and Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Professor Babatunde Osotimehin said his agency has committed to ensure that all the 774 local governments in Nigeria get civil registration system and supply chain on family planning working in the country.
Other participants such as Dangote Foundation, General Electric, BCG and National Primary Healthcare Development Agency also committed to provide various assistant and supports to the project.