The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) have signed a one year work plan for the implementation by the Ministry worth US$12.6 million.
Speaking at the signing ceremony yesterday at the ministry, the Country Representative of UNICEF, Isabel Crowley said the money given to the Ministry is for women and children, especially in the area of child survival and development.
Madam Crowley said the money would target HIV/AIDS, Health and nutrition as well as immunization. She said although the country has decreased in infant mortality by 68 percent, work still has to be done for maternal mortality.
For his part the Minister of Health and Social welfare, Dr. Walter Gwinagale said the Ministry has developed a ten-year work plan and is appreciative that the government's partners can help make the plan a reality.
The United Nations Children Educational Fund (UNICEF) has been very supportive of children and their education, health and nutritional well being.