Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Stephanie Okereke Becomes UNFPA Ambassador

Renowned Nollywood Acrtress, Stephanie Linus-Okereke, was on Wednesday unveiled as the Regional Ambassador for Maternal Health in West and Central Africa Region.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole who was represented by Mr Greg Izuwa, the Deputy Director, Family Health, Federal Ministry of Health made the announcement at the unveiling ceremony organised by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Lagos.

The minister explained that Stephanie had been found worthy in character and in learning.

“We take that to what she is going to do as the ambassador.

“She went through rigorous screening before she was appointed.

“She has already been appointed, but we are now making the general public to know she is now the regional ambassador in West and Central Africa,’’ the minister said.

In her acceptance, Stephanie expressed her willingness to partner with UNFPA in order to create an enabling environment for women, girls and every young person to fulfill their potential.

“I will work closely with the fund to draw attention to the work that still needs to be done across the region to increase universal access to comprehensive sexual reproductive health services and information.

“This is to stop women from dying in the course of bringing forth new life, to empower women and girls to choose freely and for themselves,’’ she said.

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