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Prioritise Needs Of Nigerian Youth, UNICEF Urges Governments

  ·      Seeks Frequent Engagement With Young People On Issues That Concerns Them ·      Dr Lu Wei Pearson, Associate Director of Maternal and Newborn Child Health at UNICEF with one of the health workers  and others during the YAaHNaija community outreach organised by the Lagos State Agency for the Control of AIDS (LSACA) with support from UNICEF and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) in Tolu Community, Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area, Lagos State on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 . The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has emphasised the significance of prioritising the needs of Nigeria's youth. These needs encompass mental health, peer pressure, inadequate parental support, as well as financial pressure problems. Stressing this point, Dr Victoria Isiramen, a Health Specialist with UNICEF Nigeria also urged governments, parents and stakeholders to frequently engage the young people on topical issues that affect them, not only their reproductive health.  Isi

UNICEF, Others Supports LSACA To Improve Adolescent Health

  Holds YAaHNaija Community Outreach In Ajeromi-Ifelodun The United Nations Children's Fund has urged for coordinated efforts to significantly improve adolescent well-being even as it collaborates with the Lagos State Agency for the Control of AIDS (LSACA) on YAaHNaija community outreach in the Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) spoke on Tuesday during the Community Outreach in the Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA, themed ‘YAaHNaija’ targeted to offer children and adolescents the right sensitisation to prepare them for adulthood. Also supported by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), the Outreach had healthcare workers offer HIV status checks, COVID-19 vaccination, and immunisation exercise for children in the community. The event culminated with the visit of Dr. Mireille Tribie, UNICEF Regional HIV Specialist for West and Central Africa, and Luwei Pearson, UNICEF’s Assistant Director, Health to Tolu Community in Ajer