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Life-saving healthcare for Nigeria's children - UK Aid Match stories

Since September 2016, Christian Aid Nigeria has been working in four Local Government Areas, Kwande, Konshisha, Obi and Opokwu, in Benue State, Nigeria, to reduce child mortality and morbidity rates.

Through our local partners Jireh Doo Foundation and Ohonyeta Care Givers, we have reached more than 300,000 children with lifesaving support from malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea through Christian Aid trained community health volunteers.

The UK Aid match funded project has trained 996 community health volunteers to provide lifesaving treatment in the community, rather than relying on health centres that can be hard to reach, and care givers may not have the necessary funds to afford treatment.

The programme also works through supporting and training Community Development Committee members to work with their communities to identify challenges and opportunities, and to create and deliver action plans to overcome obstacles to accessing healthcare.

When Christian Aid started working in Benue State, Nigeria, under-five mortality was above the national average. Parents like Monica and Oga Ejeh can now access free healthcare for their children from Christian Aid trained healthcare volunteers.

When Christian Aid started working in Benue State, Nigeria, under-five mortality was above the national average. Parents like Monica and Oga Ejeh can now access free healthcare for their children from Christian Aid trained healthcare volunteers.