October 25, 2017 – Canada Budgets $3.5Billion To Help Prevent Women & Children Deaths In Nigeria
Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Christopher Thorney says the Canadian government has earmarked $3.5 billion to advance the health of women and children in Nigeria.
The High Commissioner made the disclosure during the Multi-Country Dissemination of the Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) Project on Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses (ICCM) in Abuja.
According to him, Canada has a long history of working to improve the health of women and children in Nigeria.
He said that other collaborative efforts were in the areas of polio eradication and other Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH) through Canada’s G8 initiative.
Thorney said that the initiative on MNCH was followed by the 2015-2020 commitment to invest $3.5bn in related programs over five years.
According to him, statistics on maternal and child deaths globally are troubling in spite of tremendous efforts already made.