By Asma’u Ahmad
In its bid to boost maternal and new born health in Nigeria, the Joint UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said it will donate midwifery teaching equipment and kits to 11 midwifery schools in the country.
This is contained in a statement issued by Ms Kori Habib, the UNFPA Media Associate in Nigeria, which was made available to newsmen in Abuja.
The statement said the donation was part of the activities to commemorate the 2016 International Midwifery Day.
He said the equipment which includes anatomical models and other kits would be distributed to the benefitting schools on May 5, which is the international day of the midwife.
According to the statement, UNFPA is working with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to come up with the states and schools that would benefit from the donation.
He said Borno, Imo, Yobe, Ogun states and FCT, had earlier benefitted from similar donation by the fund.
The statement added that the fund had also granted the request from the School of Midwifery, Birnin Kudu in Jigawa, for two mama Natalie anatomical models.
The statement said that the fund had made similar donations to 14 Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Adamawa, Ebonyi, Cross River, Katsina and Kano states.
“This brings the number of schools UNFPA has equipped with anatomical models to 25 across the states in the federation,” he said.