HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Japan Boosts Child Health in Nation With N1.24 Billion

By Winifred Ogbebo, AllAfrica.com

1556 days ago   Article ID# 1511994
Original URL

 

United Nations Children's Fund

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (AllAfrica.com) - Japan has given a grant of Japanese Yen 600 million (approximately US $7.85 million or N1.24 billion) to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for child survival programmes in Nigeria.

The grant is for polio- eradication, strengthening cold chain system especially for routine immunization and support for maternal, new- born and child health weeks (MNCHWs) in Nigeria.

At the signing ceremony and the exchange of notes, yesterday, in Abuja, between the Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, Mr Ryuichi Shoji, and the UNICEF representative, Dr Suomi Sakai, witnessed by the Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, the ambassador said that his country has been making sustained efforts to eradicate infectious diseases and polio in Nigeria with the cooperation of UNICEF.

According to him, Japan's financial contribution in the fight against polio in Nigeria amounts to more than 7 billion Yen, about N14 billion and added that, "Today, I am absolutely honoured to be here once again to sign and present a check of 600 million Yen which is approximately N1.2 billion."

However, he said, "We must not forget that our lofty goal is yet to be achieved. Polio has not been completely eradicated. It is said, the last step counts as much as half of the road already taken. Mortality rate of children under five years of age and maternal mortality rate in Nigeria are still high. We still need to make progress."

Copyright 2016 AllAfrica.com   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1556 days ago   Article ID# 1511994

United Nations Children's Fund    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Unite For Children News

UNICEF offering health, nutritional support to 19,000 IDPs in Bama

10 hours ago From today.ng 

AKWA IBOM, NIGERIA - ...

UNICEF joins forces with Becca to address child poverty

13 hours ago From ghanaweb.com 

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - ...

Getting water to refugees in arid Niger; a Herculean task

2 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

LONDON, U K - ...

In Angola, mosquito nets keep malaria out

2 days ago From unicef.org 

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - ...

Rivers govt moves against infant, maternal mortality

2 days ago From vanguardngr.com 

LAGOS, NIGERIA - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Health News

Action Center

Climate change to kill thousands of New Yorkers yearly by 2080

Action: Climate Change

Around 60 years from now, scientists said that around 3,000 New Yorkers could die each year due to intense heat brought about ...

Help save Yellowstone's iconic grizzly bears!

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is preparing to strip Yellowstone's grizzly bears of their critical Endangered Species Act p ...

South Sudan forest cover shrinks by 1.5 per cent annually

Action: Stop Deforestation

South Sudanís forests, currently covering 33 percent of its total land area, shrink by 1.5 percent annually due to logging an ...

Demand clean air in our National Parks

Action: Stop Pollution

The Obama Administration recently proposed updates to the Regional Haze Rule, a Clean Air Act program intended to reduce air ...

Tell the Feds: ban imports of fish stunned with cyanide

Action: Save Our Oceans

The tropical fish trade has a deadly secret. Each year up to 90 percent of the 12.5 million tropical fish entering the United ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.