Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Nigeria has signed a grant arrangement with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to provide five million US Dollars (USD 5 million) for the Project ‘Fostering Resilience and Development of Basic Medical Capacity for Women and Girls in Borno State, Nigeria’.
KOICA in a statement issued and made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday in Abuja stated that the four years project slated for 2018 to 2022 aims to increase access to comprehensive Maternal and Child healthcare, increase access to fistula care, improve capacity of result based data management systems as well as to establish a framework of cooperation between the two agencies.
According to the statement, KOICA and the UNFPA share a mutual interest in working together to achieve poverty eradication and sustainable development in African countries and around the globe.
“KOICA hopes that the funds provided to UNFPA will expand the possibilities for women and girls in Borno state to lead health and productive lives, and to provide a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.”
Picture Caption: KOICA country director/regional representative Sook Hyun Park and UNFPA representative Diene Keita Exchanging pleasantries
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