Save the Children a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has been working in Nigeria since 2001 to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected. These and many more prompted the need to visit the leadership of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency spearheaded by Dr. Sulaiman Saidu Bashir.
The delegation during the visit said, protection of children from all forms of violence, especially girls, orphans, vulnerable children and children affected by conflict are among fundamental areas of interest. The programmes will work from the community to the national level to promote children’s rights and protection.it will also campaign to ensure that girls have equal access to education and are protected from child marriage.
According to Abdurrasheed Mohmeed the state team lead in company of Shepard Zuidzayi ECW-MYRP project Manger,Bem Polycarp save the children International Education Program Coordinator Abubakar Hassan Nutrition officer and Ishaku Bature Hussaini security Coordination Save the children, building the capacity of health workers and the health system in Adamawa State and the country at large to treat and prevent malnutrition, and deliver low cost interventions that save newborn lives is critical to the project.Save the Children are a consortium working to ensure that all children are immunised, and advocate for increased government investment in health and nutrition.
He revealed that increasing access to and the quality of education, including early childhood care also to address the causes of poverty and mitigate their impact on children, by strengthening the livelihoods and resilience of households will be given top priority.
Dr. Sulaiman Saidu Bashir in a remark commended the delegation for finding the Agency worthy to collaborate with to save the children of Adamawa State thereby, assured them the government support under the leadership of visionary leader His Excellency RT. Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri. Stressing that major component of the project falls within the scope of development plans to provide quality health care for the people of the state.