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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Going mobile to combat misinformation, including on breastfeeding

Nearly one million Nigerians in Enugu receive direct messages on COVID-19 prevention and breastfeeding

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, misinformation about the nature of the disease and what needs to be done to avoid it is rife. Some of the misinformation circulating is about breastfeeding. Mothers who wish to practice it are confused. Perhaps surprisingly, the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: 950 more Nigerian children under five could die every day without urgent action

The analysis offers three scenarios of the potential impact of COVID-19 in 118 low- and middle-income countries, including Nigeria

An additional 950 Nigerian children could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts routine services and threatens to weaken the health system, UNICEF said today. Globally, 6,000 additional children under five could die every day. The estimate is based on an…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: European Union supports United Nations with lifesaving assistance to fight COVID-19

The humanitarian funding received will further the UN’s COVID-19 response in Nigeria, by engaging with communities on how to best protect themselves from the virus

As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria continues to increase, along with concerns around the need to drastically scale-up public health preparedness and response, the United Nations (UN) today announced that it received EUR 1.2 million from the European Union for the provision of lifesaving preparedness and response…

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Coronavirus – Nigeria: Empowering Children to stem the tide of the Coronavirus in Lagos, Nigeria

To prepare communities to protect themselves from the coronavirus, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is supporting social mobilisation efforts by the Lagos State Government

Thirteen-year old Elizabeth Ogunsanya is not happy with the temporary closure of schools in Lagos, Nigeria. The closure is meant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria’s bustling commercial capital. But Elizabeth is not enjoying the enforced holiday. From the little she has heard about the virus,…

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Soyinka, business leaders and top musical artists rally for children’s rights

BankyW, Niniola, Cobhams and business leaders debate how to advance Nigerian children’s rights

Leaders from Nigeria’s private sector and entertainment industry today joined Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka for a reading of his poem A Child Before a Mirror of Strangers, dedicated to children around the world in commemoration of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which celebrates a…