Letter of Appreciation to dRPC-PACFaH

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.

PACFaH Legislative Advocacy in collaboration with National Assembly & NILS

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.

One Percent Consolidated Revenue Fund

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s health sector have persistently campaigned for the full implementation of the National Health Act 2014 which stipulates that not less than 1% of Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) is set aside for Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF).

Media Centre Against Child Malnutrition (MeCAM) Nominates CS-SUNN Project Director, Mrs. Beatrice Eluaka as a Board of Trustees Member

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.

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Adoption of Amoxicillin DT as a first line treatment for childhood pneumonia and Zinc/ORS co pack as treatment for childhood diarrhoea

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.

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Implementation of the Nigeria Family Planning Blueprint (Scale-up Plan)

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.

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Increased government funding and investment in routine immunization

According to the World Health organization, immunization programs globally have saved the lives of more than thirty million children in the last 15 years. With this critical impact of immunization to health, the WHO declared the period of 2011-2020 the “Decade of vaccines” this was backed with a vision to accelerate the public health impact of global vaccination by 2020.

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Distribution & adoption of the National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition (NSPAN)

The right nutrition is an essential building block for health and well-being, especially in the first 1,000 days. It provides the best start for children, protecting against illness and developing strong brains and bodies that fuel their futures. Creating and funding nutrition budget line is a great step towards ending hunger and malnutrition in Nigeria. We believe that scaling up works and increasing financial investment in nutrition will stop many preventable deaths from malnutrition.

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Increase in Health Budget: Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) Interventions in the PACFaH project

Health has been one of the major challenges in Nigeria especially for women and children. According to UNICEF; every single day, Nigeria loses about 2,300 under-five year olds and 145 women of childbearing age. This makes the country the second largest contributor to the under–five and maternal mortality rate in the world. The factors surrounding the sorrow and misery to many of Nigerian families especially at the grassroots level which are as a result of poor health facilities, lack of awareness, lack of basic health care facilities and lack of finance to access the health care centers.

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