UNICEF’s Chief of Health, Sanjana Bhardwaj says solutions designed for maternal health must have women and children at the centre. While speaking to CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole about the latest UNICEF report on global child nutrition and maternal health, the UNICEF Chief maintained data gathering and evidence must be efficiently in unpacking health sector issues.
On this segment, our analyst dissects the move by the UNICEF and other relevant agencies to partner state governments in the northern parts of the country to integrate more than one million children into the modern education system by the year 2020.
UNICEF says Nigeria loses about 1.3 per cent of GDP annually due to poor sanitation. Zaid Jurji, Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Section at UNICEF Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss the wider impact of Nigeria's lapses in sanitation.
Almost 900 children who were recruited into the ranks of an anti-Boko Haram militia in Nigeria have been released, UNICEF said Friday. The 894 children, including 106 girls, were recruited by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria