By Segun Adebowale
The US Consul General, John Bray, says the US will continue to support, encourage and expand its Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in Nigeria.
A statement by the information unit of the US Embassy on Monday in Abuja quoted Bray as saying this at the SMGL global team-building meeting in Calabar, Cross River State.
The meeting was organised by the Cross River State Government in partnership with United States Agency for International Development.
By Segun Adebowale
(Lagos, March 8, 2015) On this International Women's Day, experts and partners on the NOTAGAIN Campaign have called for effective implementation of policies and commitments that promote rights and access of women to quality maternal health and family planning services, while charging stakeholders on women empowerment in Nigeria.
Almost 200 civil society groups from 77 countries are calling on the United Nations (UN) to put government accountability and independent media at the centre of a new framework for global development.
The UN is currently working to devise a global development agenda for after 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals, which will set worldwide priorities for development in the coming decades. This week the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals will be meeting in New York to further discussions on governance.
For more information, contact:
Oyewale Tomori FAS, NNOM
President, the Nigerian Academy of Science
Nigeria faces renewed risk of under-5 deaths from vaccine preventable diseases in 2014
HIV&AIDS has remained one of the world’s most significant public health challenges of the 20th and 21st century. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 35.3 million poeople were living with HIV in the world by the end of year 2012 and more than 2 million were adolescents.