MAIDUGURI – The UNFPA says it is supporting no fewer than 176 healthcare facilities in four states in the North East region.
Mr Mohammed Ismail, the UNFPA Humanitarian Support Coordinator in Nigeria, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.
Ismail listed the benefitting states as Adamawa, Borno, Yobe and Gombe.
According to him, not less than 425 communities are enjoying reproductive health commodities being provided by the fund.
Similarly, the coordinator revealed that more than 6,000 vulnerable women and girls were offered psychosocial support and counselling services.
Besides, Ismail said that the fund was building the capacity of healthcare personnel and facilities to ensure quality service delivery in the benefitting states.
He added that more than 42,000 dignity kits have been distributed to expectant mothers across the affected states.
NAN also reports that the dignity or mother kits contained three pieces of sanitary panties, two packs of sanitary pad, one piece of wrapper, Dettol soap, bag, plastic bag tub, Vaseline cream and bathroom slippers.
A baby or safe clean kit contained a set of cotton wool, wipes, soap, mentholated sprit, pants, sweater, socks and cap of good quality wool, blanket, towel, detergent and diapers.
On the requests made by some beneficiaries, Ismail pledged to strengthen the humanitarian and psychosocial support services.
The coordinator promised that the fund would forward their needs on education to the relevant organisations to address them. (NAN)