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SFH Present, as the FG Launches Roadmap on Demographic Dividend to Boost Investment in Youth Population

Dr Jennifer Anyanti and Dr OmoKhudu on Thursday 6th July, 2017 attended the Federal Government’s launch of the roadmap to Harnessing Demographic Dividend through investment in youth in Nigeria. The meeting took place at the State House Abuja and was supposed to be presided over by the acting President Yemi Osinbajo. He was however represented by the minister of budget and national planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, who said that the Roadmap would specifically refocus on programmes and activities to ensure a healthy population, enhance the potential of young people to contribute to the economy, mainstream social protection, create social safety nets in all critical sectors and promote good governance and rule of law. He explained that Democratic Dividend was an accelerated economic growth resulting from changes in a country’s population age structure.

From left to right Onoriode Ezire, Country Director, Health Policy Plus, Palladium Nigeria; Omokhudu Idogho, Deputy Managing Director, Society for Family Health (SFH) Social Business enterprise; Dr Martin Osubor of Global Affairs Canada; Jennifer Anyanti, Deputy Managing Director, Society for Family Health (SFH) Programmes; and Olumide Okunola, Healthcare Programme Manager, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank, Nigeria.

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