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Sokoto state to address the challenges of maternal and child mortality

Governor Aminu Tambuwal reafy to patrner with UNICEF

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The government of Sokoto has expressed its willingness to use its partnership with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to address low immunization coverage indicators.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto stated this Tuesday at Government House, Sokoto, when he received a delegation from UNICEF led by its Chief Field Officer resident in Kano, Mr. Maulid Wafa.

According to him, his administration will work to address the challenges of maternal and child mortality, as well as other healthcare issues affecting the state’s overall well-being.

The governor reaffirmed his administration’s commitment and readiness to work with UNICEF and other developing partners to achieve laudable goals, saying the state government believes in strengthening primary health care.

It is also building tertiary medical facilities, such as a new teaching hospital with 950 beds and three premier hospitals in each of the state’s three senatorial zones, in addition to general hospitals that are operational in all of the state’s local government headquarters.
On the issue of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), the governor stated that remarkable progress has been made over the years of collaboration with UNICEF, particularly in the area of open deficiency.
Tambuwal stated that Sokoto state is keenly interested in the WASH Nigeria program, emphasizing that the state government has agencies driving its hygiene policy under the aegis of the ministry of environment and the Sokoto Urban and Regional Planning Board, but is also interested in expanding its partnership with UNICEF.
He explained that the state has used funds from the basic healthcare provision fund to renovate over 230 primary health care centers (PHCs) in the state, as well as to continue building new ones while providing medication to all of them.

According to the governor, the state government now has 600 primary healthcare centers and dispensaries.

It is also building tertiary medical facilities, such as a new teaching hospital with 950 beds and three premier hospitals in each of the state’s three senatorial zones, in addition to general hospitals that are operational in all of the state’s local government headquarters.
On the issue of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), the governor stated that remarkable progress has been made over the years of collaboration with UNICEF, particularly in the area of open deficiency.
Tambuwal stated that Sokoto state is keenly interested in the Clean Nigeria program, emphasizing that the state government has agencies driving its hygiene policy under the aegis of the ministry of environment and the Sokoto Urban and Regional Planning Board, but is also interested in expanding its partnership with UN.
Mr Wafa, the Chief Field Officer of UNICEF Kano expressed gratitude to the Sokoto government for its support and cooperation. He said social behavior change is a critical issue that must be addressed, urging traditional rulers to work diligently.

He said, UNICEF is in Sokoto state to provide ten million gallons of water and improve hygiene.

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