unveiling the truth...
   

 


Ramadan: Jonathan Hosts Northern Traditional Rulers

…. Meet Sanusi At Last President Goodluck Jonathan and the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on Wednesday met at last since his emergence as Emir at... Read More...
Eid-el-fitri: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Holidays

The Federal Government has declared Monday, July 28, and Tuesday, July 29, 2014 as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-fitri. A statement in Abuja on Wednesday... Read More...
NAF Crashed Helicopter Engineer Declared Missing Found Alive

The engineer crew member of the crashed Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter earlier declared missing has been found alive. The crew member, who was declared... Read More...
New FRSC Boss, Oyeyemi, Says Tougher Days Ahead For Reckless Drivers

The new Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi on Wednesday warned reckless drivers to change their attitude or face... Read More...
Chibok Girls: North East Minority Ethnic Groups Cautions Nigerians Over Agitation For Release

Representatives of minority ethnic groups from the northeastern part of the country on Wednesday appealed to Nigerians to be cautious with their agitations... Read More...


Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan would launch the ‘Save One Million Lives’ Initiative to ensure the survival of mother and child in the country.

The Initiative which would be launched in collaboration with Norwagian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg would hold on Monday, October 15, 2012 at Aso Rock Presidential Villa, will be preceded by technical meetings on essential and life-saving commodities at the weekend at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

This is the first technical and ministerial implementation for the “Saving One Million Lives” Initiative”.

Minister of State for Health, Mr. Muhammad Pate said in a statement that the initiative to save the lives of one million children and women is the brainchild of UN Commission on life saving commodities which aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015.

President Jonathan and his Norwegian counterpart are co-Chairs of the UN Commission on Essential and Life-saving Commodities.

According to Pate: “The Co-Chairs submitted a final report at the recent United Nations General Assembly held in September, which highlighted the recommended actions and next steps to be taken by countries as part of the “Every Woman, Every Child” (EWEC) Movement. In this regard, Nigeria is hosting the first technical and ministerial implementation meeting from October 14-16, 2012.

“Domestically, Nigeria is demonstrating its commitment to this by setting out an initiative to save lives of women and children. “The President will therefore on this occasion launch Nigeria’s Saving One Million Lives Initiative.”

Among others, the conference aims to share information on the UN Commission, recommendations and implementation plan; best practices to increase access to life-saving commodities and review draft implementations plans and reflect country priorities and needs.

Also, it is to develop milestones and targets for effective country and global level monitoring of implementation and launch the Saving One Million Lives Program

Dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include members of the UN system; and national and foreign delegates dedicated to saving and improving the lives of women and children.



Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Subscribe to our Newsletter and get the news as it breaks. Click here

Search

Latest Comments

Trending

 

Twitter Feed

Football Fixtures

2014 FIFA World Cup FIXTURES (GMT)
Sunday 13 July 2014

 

Argentina  v   Germany

20:00

 

Read More

 

 

2014 FIFA World Cup RESULTS

 

Netherlands  (0-0)  Argentina

Argentina win 4-2 on penalties

 

Read More