2019 National Association of Community Health Practitioners, NACHPN Scientific Conference, Abuja
On behalf of the Senate Committee on Health, the Nigerian Senate and the 8th National Assembly, I write to recognize and appreciate the timely support of dRPC-PACFaH towards the actualization of the 1 % Consolidated Revenue Fund for Basic Health Care Provision Fund in the 2018 Budget of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
As part of the efforts to improve Budgetary Allocation to the Health Sector, the Advocacy for Child and Family Health, PACFaH sponsored the Senate Committee on Health to the South African Legislature to collaborate on legislative agenda on Healthcare delivery. Excepts of the visit is captured in the video.
Historically in Nigeria, FP in Nigeria has been driven and funded totally by donors. In 2011, the government for the first time budgeted the equivalent of three million USD ($3million) annually for the period of 2011-2015 for the procurement of FP contraceptives in support for the free FP services in all public health facilities initiated in 2011.
It is with great delight that we announce the Nomination/Invitation of one of our partner CSO Project Director, Mrs. Beatrice Eluaka as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Media Centre Against Child Malnutrition (MeCAM) in Honorary Capacity.
According to WHO, pneumonia and diarrhoea are the 2nd and 3rd leading causes of under 5 child deaths in the world, which accounts for about 40% of total child deaths in Nigeria. The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)is the leading PACFaH partner advocating for the adoption of Amoxicillin DT as first line treatment for childhood pneumonia and Zinc/ORS co pack as treatment for childhood diarrhoea.
Family Planning has been proven and universally acknowledged as a method of preventing deaths from pregnancy and childbirth. By preventing pregnancies too early, too frequently, too many times and too early, family planning saves lives. But unfortunately, Nigeria has over the last decade not seen significant improvement in family planning interventions, as many Nigerian states do not have budgetlines for family planning funding.