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UNICEF & Nagaland to collaborate further on RMNCH+ A


DIMAPUR, APRIL 19: The chief representative for UNICEF in Northeast India on Wednesday underscored the need to improve antenatal care coverage, institutional delivery and full Immunisation coverage for every child to survive and thrive in Nagaland.
A press release informed that Chief of UNICEF Assam and North East India, Dr. Madhulika Jonathan shared this during a consultative meeting with Health Officials at Kohima. Accompanied by Ashish Dadwal, Health Specialist for North East State (Except Assam), she also called on Commissioner & Secretary for Health and Family Welfare, Y Kikheto Sema.
“Dr. Madhulika also congratulated the effort of the State during the COVID-19 pandemic and for the sustained low infant mortality rate. She stressed on the need for improving antenatal care coverage, institutional delivery, and full Immunisation coverage for every child to survive and thrive. She stressed on the need to streamline the existing blood bank services in the State”, it stated.
The State and UNICEF further agreed to collaborate in the area of RMNCH+ A (Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health) through capacity building, technical support, supportive mentoring visits and other areas of support as feasible.
Welcoming the UNICEF team, Kikheto expressed appreciation to the UNICEF for its constant support in the area of RMNCH+ A in the State, to Aspirational District along with technical support and timely supply of essential medical logistics, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He called for continued collaboration between UNICEF and development partners, especially in the area of maternal, newborn and child health to ensure that no one is left behind. He mentioned that UNICEF and State partnership will further be strengthened through the meeting.
The Commissioner and Secretary stressed on the need to revamp the communitisation of health facilities, awareness generation through involvement of churches and faith leaders towards which the UNICEF will also be extending support.
The UNICEF team also visited health facilities and interacted with healthcare workers.
(Page News Service)