Benue secures N1.7bn to support rural child health

Benue secures N1.7bn to support rural child health

Benue State Government has resolved to sustain the health care and life-saving treatment of children under five years in remote communities in the state.

State governor Samuel Ortom also promised to scale-up front-line support to more kids.

The state government said it had secured N1.7bn from the Federal Government through the State Health Insurance Agency. It happened after contributing N100m counterpart fund to support rural child health in the state.

Governor Samuel Ortom and top state health officials made this known during  the official close-out/dissemination event of a child health intervention programme.

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The project had employed integrated Community Case Management approach. It provided free life-saving treatment to under-five children in hard-to-reach communities using volunteers.

 

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