PSN/PACFAH Seeks FG’s Commitment Towards Fight Against Diarrhoea, Pneumonia

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFAH) has called on the federal government to also consider eliminating childhood diseases such as Pneumonia and Diarrhoea.
This is because about 23 percent of infant mortality has been linked to the duo.
The PACFAH Officials who paid a courtesy call on the Director, Logistics and Health Commodities, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr. Mahmud Mustapha pointed out that not much attention has been given to fight against such infant killer diseases like it was done malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids.
They urged the Federal Government to make adequate budgetary plans to address the situation in order to reduce to the barest, rate of deaths linked to the diseases.