The United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) has donated medical equipment worth over N1.2 billion Naira to the Adamawa state government.
The donations were made in sequel to the high rate of mortality in the North East part of Nigeria due to the Boko Haram insurgency.
The donations were made in Yola and the organisation noted that the project marks the commencement of the second phase of the Maternal Newborn, Child Health project in the state under the EU’s support.
Chief Field Officer for UNICEF, Dr Abdulahi Kaikai disclosed that the project was aimed at reducing the high rate of maternal mortality in Adamawa, Bauchi and Kebbi states.
The field officer noted that the project was being implemented in the 226 primary health care facilities and catchment communities located in the 21 local government areas of the state.
State Governor Muhammed Umaru Jibrilla who received the donations said the donations were consistent with the state government’s declaration of a state emergency on the health sector in the state.