Niger State & Plan International Partner to Increase MNCH Services Coverage

The Government of Niger State through the State’s Ministry of Health and the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (SPHCDA) is working with Plan International to scale up nutritional services during the December 2021 round of the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCH W) campaign.

This was revealed by the ANRiN Project Director of Plan International Nigeria in Niger State, Bolanle Oyebola during the flagoff ceremony of the biannual Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Week (MNCH W) campaign in the health clinic of Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN), in Chanchaga, Minna Niger state where she expressed the organization’s delight to partner Niger state in implementing the World Bank supported ANRiN Project.

Oyebola added that in line with Plan International’s mission to advancing children’s right and promoting equality for girls, it is targeting 10 million girls to empower with capacity to learn, lead, decide and thrive in Nigeria by 2023.

Wife of Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Bello emphasised on the need to prioritise the health of mothers and children.

The Executive Director of the SPHCDA, Dr. Ibrahim Dangana who spoke on behalf of the State Commissioner of Health Dr. Muhammad Makusidi, pledged the commitment of the government to improving the quality of healthcare service delivery to women and children.

Plan International is an international nongovernment organization supporting Niger state Primary Health Care Development Agency to increase advocacy, community mobilization, service delivery during the biannual MNCH W campaign to provide community based basic package of nutrition services to pregnant women, lactating mothers, children and adolescent girls.

These services include the provision of vitamin A, albendazole, Ion Folic Acid, Sulfodixine Pryrimethamine, Zinc/ORS and counselling.

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