7 October 2012

Nigeria: Jonathan to Host UN Confab

As co-chair of the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children, President Goodluck Jonathan is scheduled to host the international working meeting of the group on 16th October, 2012 in Abuja.

The meeting will be a follow-up to an earlier one convened on August 30th and 31st, 2012 in Oslo, Norway by the country's Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg who is a co-chair of the commission with President Jonathan.

One of the key objectives of the commission is to increase access of women and children to appropriate use of medicines, medical devices and medical supplies that effectively address leading avoidable causes of death during pregnancy, child birth and childhood.

Nigeria's Minister of State for Health, Dr. Mohammed Ali Pate and Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Paul Orhii who have represented President Jonathan variously on the commission said preparations for the Abuja meeting were in top gear.

The duo attended the September 27, 2012 meeting of the commission in New York, USA, held at the UNICEF office.

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