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WHO, UNICEF calls on government to end exploitative formular milk marketing

Bukola Afeni WHO, UNICEF and partners are calling on governments, health workers, and the baby food industry to end exploitative formula milk marketing and fully implement and abide by the Code requirements. The code includes Passing, monitoring and enforcing laws to prevent the promotion of formula milk, in line with the International Code, including …

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Experts task Journalists to prioritize nutrition stories

Experts in the nutrition sector has called on Journalists to place nutrition issues in the spotlight so as to put an end to malnutrition in the country. UNICEF Nutrition officer Nkiruka Enwelum stated this at the 2021 Nutrition week sensitization organized by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and Ministry …

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More than 50% of births are unregistered in Nigeria-UNICEF

Bukola Afeni United Nations Children Education Fund(UNICEF) said more than 50% of the births of children under 5 remain unregistered in Nigeria. While stating that Nigeria alone accounts for 11 per cent of unregistered children in West Africa. UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins said there is a need …

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Experts urge Nigerians to adhere strictly to COVID-19 guideline

  Bukola Afeni Stakeholders in the health sector has called on all Nigerians to prevent the spread of C0VID-19 virus, by adhering to guidelines stipulated by regulatory health agencies. The experts made the disclosure at  a media dialogue on immunization (Routine Immunization and COVID-19 vacination) in Yola. Speaking at the …

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Stop spreading rumour about COVID-19 vaccine- UNICEF

Bukola Afeni UNICEF is calling on all Nigerians to deviate from spreading fake information and rumour about COVID-19 vaccine. The Child rights body made the disclosure at a media dialogue on immunization (RI and COVID-19 vacination) in Yola. UNICEF Communication for Development Specialist, Elizabeth Onitolo, emphasized on the need for …

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Where is Nigeria? CRC at 30

                Bukola Afeni Rasheed Abdulganiyu is a ten-year old boy who lives in Karu community, in Abuja. His younger brother fell sick, and the mother sent him to purchase drugs at the Pharmacy very close to the house. Unfortunately for Rasheed, on getting …

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Thousand of youth rally to advocate for quality Education

          As part of measures to increase access to safe, education and quality Education, about 2000 youths across the country in 10 Nigerian states, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, presented petitions to the Governors, Parliamentarians, Policy makers and other influential persons. The Program with support …

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Ogun state targets 100% RI for measles vaccination exercise

        Bukola Afeni The acting executive secretary of the Ogun state primary health care development agency ,Dr Ogunshola said the state will target 100% routine immunization during the measles immunization exercise. The National body gave us a target of at least 95″%,but according to the  standard in …

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