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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

Exclusive breastfeeding still not catching on

• Only 23 countries achieve above 60 per cent rate • Nigeria among lowest countries with 17% rate WHAT A WONDERFUL WOLRD: Some mothers still deny their babies this The

Expert identifies diarrhoea as cause of 25% stunting in Nigerian children

• Says 45,000 children die annually from lack of hygiene globally The Water and Sanitation (WASH) Specialist for the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF), Maina Banga, yesterday June 11,  identified

UNICEF ranks Nigeria 11th highest on newborn deaths

  The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), has ranked Nigeria 11th position on newborn deaths globally. This is according to a new report on “Newborn Mortality’’ released by

Welcome to 2018: Over 20,000 babies will be born today, UNICEF says

Urges  nations around the world to ensure newborns survive first days of life Nigeria will witness the birth of over 20,000 newborns today, January 1, 2018, as people of the country join the rest of

ECOWAS lists priority areas for region’s children

Abuja –  In  what seems to be a positive response to growing global concerns for children in West Africa, all member states in the region under the umbrella of Economic Community

FG spends N4b on humanitarian projects in northeast

UNICEF decries increasing use of children as “human bombs” by Boko Haram ABUJA – The Federal Government said it had spent over N4 billion 0n the  humanitarian crisis in the

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Relief in Niger Delta as EU, UNICEF support region with WASH projects

Relief came the way of some communities in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region with the commissioning of water and sanitation projects by the European Union (EU) and the  United Nations Children Fund

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