July 27, 2017

UN partners Nigeria, seven others on reproductive health

UN partners Nigeria, seven others on reproductive health.... NAIJA INVEST

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said it would support programmes in eight African countries over the next three years to boost access to reproductive health services for millions of adolescent girls.

According to UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, the countries include Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Mozambique, Niger, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Tanzania.

“We are working specifically to ensure that the continent’s adolescent girls, between the ages of 15 and 19, who lives in sub-Saharan Africa get a good education, are able to decide whether and when to marry and have children, are protected from HIV, and remain safe from violence.

UN partners Nigeria, seven others on reproductive health.... NAIJA INVEST

UN partners Nigeria, seven others on reproductive health…. NAIJA INVEST

“It programme would ensure that they have their fair share of opportunities to work and contribute to the economic development of their countries,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted Prof. Osotimehin as saying on the arrangement.

He noted that the programmes would also aim to deliver a comprehensive set of sexual and reproductive health services for young people to reach disadvantaged and marginalised girls and young women, the ones at highest risk of poor sexual and reproductive health, violence and exploitation.

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IMAGE: www.voiceofnigeria.org

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