The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr. Christopher Thorney, says the Canadian government has earmarked three point five billion dollars to advance the health of women and children in Nigeria.
The High Commissioner made the disclosure during the Multi-Country Dissemination of the Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) Project on Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses (ICCM) in Abuja.
Speaking further that other collaborative efforts were in the areas of polio eradication and other Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH) through Canada’s G8 initiative. According to Alemu said over seven hundred health workers implementing the iCCM have been trained with the support of WHO, under the direct supervision of states ministry of health.
He said the trained personnel were providing important service to communities.