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4 northern states yet to sign, adopt the Child Rights Act – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says four northern states, Kano, Adamawa, Bauchi and Gombe are the only ones left, out of the 36 states of the federation, that are

UNICEF partners Nigeria to commence digitised birth registration from October

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria says plans are underway to digitise birth registration across the country, with Kano State taking the

Taraba vaccinates over 70,000 for Rotavirus, other child killer diseases

A total of 77,791 children in Bali local government area of Taraba State have received vaccinations for Rotavirus and other child killer diseases in three days. This excludes the number

One newborn dies from neonatal tetanus every 15 mins – UNICEF

Nigeria among top countries with more cases The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, says available data has indicated that one newborn dies from neonatal tetanus every 15 minutes.  It also

Exclusive Breastfeeding: Nigeria can reduce under 5 child mortality by 13%  – UNICEF    

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says Nigeria stands a chance to reduce under 5 child mortality by 13 per cent if exclusive breastfeeding is practice to the fullest.  

Healthcare: UNICEF rates Gombe highest in Nigeria

Mr Eframe Tafle, the Immunisation Manager, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has ranked  Gombe State highest in Nigeria in terms of quality healthcare delivery. Tafle stated this in Gombe on

25m infants missed out on life-saving vaccinations in 2021 – WHO, UNICEF

A new global data jointly released by the World Health Organisation, WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, today, has shown  that no fewer  than 25 million infants are

African health ministers seek ways to bolster polio outbreak response

African health ministers gathered today to seek ways of ramping up measures to halt the outbreak of Wild Poliovirus Type 1 in southern Africa, where the virus has been detected

UNICEF warns FGM on the rise among young Nigerian girls

Says rates have risen from 16.9%  in 2013 to 19.2%  in 2018 Launches community-led initiative to end harmful practice on International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM UNICEF today warned

Prolonged COVID-19 pandemic deepening HIV epidemic inequalities, UNICEF warns, ahead of World AIDS Day  

 Says one child was infected with HIV every two minutes in 2020   No fewer than 300,000 children – one in every two minutes – were newly infected with HIV in

UNICEF warns on impact of COVID-19 on children’s mental health

Says 1 in 6 young Nigerians aged 15-24 often feel depressed or have little interest in doing things Children and young people could feel the impact of COVID-19 on their

UNICEF signs first COVID-19 vaccine agreement to supply African Union

UNICEF has signed an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to supply up to 220 million doses of the J&J single-dose vaccine for all 55 Member States of the African Union (AU) by the end

Japan gives UNICEF $39 million for vaccine cold chains in Nigeria, other countries affected by COVID-19

The Government of Japan announced that it will provide approximately US$39 million in emergency funds to UNICEF for the development of vaccine cold chains in Nigeria and 31 countries in

USAID supports UNICEF to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene services in north-west

                                                           

Nigerian Children’s Day: COVID-19 threatening child rights progress – UNICEF

As the Nigerian Children’s Day is marked nationwide today, UNICEF says the COVID-19 pandemic  is threatening decades of progress that have been achieved in child rights. In a statement to

Nearly one third of Nigerian children do not have enough water to meet their daily needs – UNICEF

ABUJA, 22 March 2021 – As the world commemorates World Water Day, globally, more than 1.42 billion people – including 450 million children – are living in areas of high

UNICEF condemns attack on Government Science College, Kagara

UNICEF has condemned the Tuesday February 16  attack on students and staff of the Government Science College in Kagara, in Niger State. A statement by the UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter

COVID-19: UNICEF urges public to seek information from trusted sources

LAGOS – As concerns increase around Covid-19 (coronavirus) globally, with information shared on WhatsApp and other social media platforms, UNICEF urged the public to trust information only from verified sources.

UNICEF, Airtel Nigeria expand partnership to support U-Report

UNICEF has signed an agreement with Airtel Nigeria to further expand telecommunication services to boost U-Report, UNICEF’s unique social media platform that empowers young people and communities with information to

26,000 babies will be born in Nigeria today, says UNICEF

Lagos records first delivery at 12.01 am The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that no fewer than 26,039 babies will be born in Nigeria today being New Year’s

More than 140,000 die from measles as cases surge worldwide

Worldwide more than 140,000 people died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention

Save The Children unveils INSPIRING project to fight pneumonia in Lagos, Jigawa

In a bid to save children from the scourge of pneumonia now rated as the second biggest killer of under-5 children worldwide, Save The Children International yesterday unveiled the  report

47 million Nigerians practise open defecation – UNICEF

80 million  in dire need of improved toilet The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that no fewer  than 47 million Nigerians still indulge in open defecation in the

Vigilante group against Boko Haram releases 894 children

MAIDUGURI – A total of 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, north-east Nigeria today, as part of its

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Measles  cases  up 300 percent in 2019, WHO says

UNICEF expresses concern More than 112,000 cases of measles  already reporter this year  ‘Many countries are in the midst of sizeable measles outbreaks,’ WHO says Measles cases have continued to

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