Friday, 23 February 2018

CRS named State with the Best Child Survival Indices in Nigeria

| 24 February 2018 | Correspondent 

Cross River State has been named state with the best Child survival indices in Nigeria. Thedailynewsng can report. 

It was disclosed recently when the wife of the Cross River State Governor, Dr. Linda Ayade,  hosted delegates of UNICEF and that of Pathfinder International in a separate breakfast meeting Government house Calabar, State capital of Cross River State. 

UNICEF delegation revealed that recent survey shows that Cross River State currently has the best Child Survival Indices in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the delegates commended the State Health team led by the Honorable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Inyang Asibong and the DG State Primary Health Care Development, Dr. Betta Edu for their tenacity in moving the State healthcare forward. This was disclosed by members of the delegates who took turns to appreciate the Governor Ayade led administration for provide them with such an enabling environment in the State to function as well as providing all the necessary support in this regard.

 The separate breakfast meetings with delegates from UNICEF and those from Pathfinder International was targeted towards improving the continuous synergy with partners in the State and improve healthcare delivery in general.

Briefing newsmen, Her Excellency thanked Pathfinder International for collaborating with the State Government to upgrade facilities in the State with state-of-the-art equipment. She also said the main objective of the collaboration with partners is to improve the maternal and child mortality indices in the State.

"The main objective of this synergy with our development partners is to improve on the maternal and child mortality indices in the State.

Children are our future, and when we make conscious and continuous effort to give them a better, we are indirectly investing in our future as a nation." She said.

In related news, Her Excellency has been unveiled as the Pioneer UNICEF Child Survival Champion in the country. The endorsement is as a result of Her Excellency's commitment to give hope and succor to children through  have her office and her pet project, the Mediatrix Development Foundation.

The Pathfinder International delegation included Lois Quam; President & CEO, Dr. Farouk Jega; Country Director, Bruce Kuhlik; Chief Administration and Dr. Yemisi Femi-Pius; State Program Manager. While the UNICEF delegation comprised of Dr. Sanjana Bhardwaj; Chief of Health, and Dr. Ibrahim Khalil Conteh; Chief Field Office-Social Policy.

Ukorebi Esien 
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