UNICEF Nigeria

What we do

UNICEF aims to accelerate the realisation of the rights of all children and women to survival, development, protection and participation. We promote efforts to reduce infant, child and maternal mortality; expand access to quality basic education; and strengthen social and child protection systems.


UNICEF supports efforts to ensure that children survive, grow and realise their full potential and specifically aims to reduce maternal, neonatal, infant and under-five morbidity, mortality.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

UNICEF aims to increase sustainable access to and use of improved water sources, sanitation facilities and hygiene practices in communities, schools and institutions.   


The UNICEF nutrition programme supports     action focused on the first 1,000 days of life in areas with the highest levels of wasting and stunting.


HIV and AIDS prevention and control

UNICEF focuses on the elimination of mother-to-child transmission, care and treatment of children living with HIV, and support for HIV prevention among adolescents.

Quality basic education

UNICEF supports government efforts to provide equitable access to quality basic education in Nigeria, where 10.5 million children are out of school.  


Child protection

UNICEF supports efforts to strengthen child protection systems to prevent and respond to exploitation, abuse and violence, and ensure access to quality care, protection and support services.

Social policy, analysis, research and communication

UNICEF supports efforts to strengthen safety nets, research on the situation of women and children, and communication for development.

Emergency and disaster risk reduction

In emergencies, children are especially vulnerable to disease, malnutrition and violence. UNICEF focuses on protecting children and their rights.


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