Canada is to support Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Nigeria for the five years (2015-2020) with about USD3.5 billion through Canada’s G8 Initiative. This was disclosed by the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Christopher Thorney in Abuja recently.
According to him about 5.6 million under five children died globally in 2016, most from preventable diseases such as Diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia. This would not be if simple and affordable interventions were in place and easily accessible.
He added that though a lot has been done in the area of maternal and child health, the result has not been appreciable.
It is based on the above that the Canadian government is supporting the Integrated Commuinity Case Management in Nigeria, D.R.Congo, Niger, Mozambique and Malawi.