The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA has promised to support National Population Commission, NPC to disseminate data generated in the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, NDHS at the state level.
The Deputy Regional Director/Officer in Charge, UNFPA Mamadou Kante, made the promise at the official launch of Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, NDHS in Abuja.
Kante, who was represented by Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, UNFPA, Andat Dasogot commended NPC for conducting the survey. He said UNFPA is committed to promoting healthy population in the country through strong collaboration with NPC.
The Charge’d’affairs, U.S. Embassy, Kathleen FitzGibbon, described the NDHS as a demonstration of America’s long time partnership with Nigeria. She said the survey’s report would enable stakeholders and partners to tackle health challenges among Nigerians.
She urged NPC and the Federal Government to see the report as an action plan for future planning, adding that the survey finds that there is incredible improvement in Diarrhea management and changes in behaviour.