Nigeria urged to declare newborn, maternal and under 5s death, a national emergency

The Federal Government of Nigeria, has been urged to declare maternal, neonatal and under 5s death a national emergency and to quickly design strategies to solve these problem.

The National Representative of Public and Private Sector Stakeholders in Health and Development who is in Abuja for an inaugural summit on Accountability for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) lamented that one out of every five Nigeria children die before their fifth year birthday.He said this was unacceptable and called on Government at all levels to prioritize the health needs for women, children and youth of Nigeria in the Health Agenda for 2016.

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