Daji Sani in Yola
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria has said Adamawa State has an estimated gap of 2,500 nurses and 3,500 midwives to address the health needs of the people in the state.
This was disclosed by Dr. Halima Abdul, Health Specialist, UNICEF, Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office in Yola, during the signing of a memorandum Of understanding (MoU) between UNICEF and Adamawa State Ministry of Health on strengthening development of human resource for maternal, newborn and child health services.
“Adamawa State today has an estimated gap of 2,500 nurses and 3,500 midwives to address the health needs,” she said
She said the alarmingÂ gap was the reason that motivated UNICEF to take a proactive measure in tackling the dearth of health personnel in the state.
Abdul further explained that the MoU entered with theÂ ministry was to improve the human resources and to meet the health needs of the people especially women and children.