Lagos - The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are exploring partnerships in the areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) in Nigeria.
The partnerships will particularly involve First Lady, Aisha Buhari
This follows the recent acclaimed launch of the “Every Breath Counts” pneumonia advocacy campaign during the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Wellbeing Foundation Africa Founder-President, Toyin Saraki, and the Nigeria Office of Gates Foundation, led by Dr Mairo Mandara, have met to discuss synergies
Dr. Mohammed Kamal Special Adviser to the First Lady has also been involved.
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Saraki said effective solutions to maternal and child health challenges were needed to strengthen accountability and save lives in the country.
“From statistical analysis, it is clear that in healthcare, data facilitates accountability. Without data, accountability is hindered. Without accountability, progress in maternal and child health is stalled,” she said.
Saraki sad through collaborative efforts, all parties involved in discussions aimed to expand the coverage of high-impact interventions, further develop innovative tools and technologies and improve the quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health care services provided in Nigeria.
This will be from the grassroots to the national level.
- CAJ News