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Nigeria requires $12m yearly for family planning, lifesaving drugs

Friday, October 14, 2016

By Emeka Anuforo

 

 

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says Nigeria requires between $12 million and $16 million yearly to procure family planning commodities and lifesaving drugs.

 

 

Of this figure, the Ministry of Health has pledged to budget $3 million for next year.Executive Director of the UNFPA, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin stated this in a statement at the end of his visit to Nigeria.

 

 

International Women's Day: Nigeria can stop the needless deaths of women due to complications of pregnancy and child birth

Monday, August 29, 2016

Lagos Nigeria, March 6, 2014 -  As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the International Women’s Day 2014, with the theme Inspiring Change, it is essential to reflect on opportunities and challenges facing the Nigerian woman, especially during our centenary celebration.