• Why Nigeria can’t rely on donors’ funding – UNFPA chief explains

    Why Nigeria can’t rely on donors’ funding – UNFPA chief explains

    Nigeria cannot continue to rely on donor support for family planning and lifesaving commodities, the Executive Director of the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin has said.

    The UNFPA chief, who is also the UN Under Secretary, is in Nigeria for a three-day visit with the Permanent Secretary of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID), Mark Lowcock, to boost access to reproductive health services.

    Estimates have it that DFID funds nearly 60 per cent of family planning commodities […]