Nigerian Fed Govt, Rotary pledge to reduce maternal, child mortality

The Federal Government, alongside other partners such as the Rotary Maternal and Child Health Project in Nigeria yesterday, restated its commitment to reducing the high prevalence of maternal and child deaths in the country.

It further stated that it is working to ensure the availability of Family Planning (FP) commodities and services, by launching the FP2030 commitment, which aims at increasing domestic funding and sustainable financing. This will be realised through earmarking of one per cent of health budgets, at federal and state levels.

At the meeting of the Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent, and Elderly Health plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N) multi-stakeholder partnership coordination platform in Abuja, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire said: “We are optimistic that Nigeria will attain its vision with a strategy that allows eligible citizens, including adolescents, young people, and vulnerable populations, to make informed choices and get equitable, affordable access to quality FP and participation in national development. This is the goal of the FP2030 commitment.