Basic Statistics (from the WHO, 2012)
Population (2013) 173.6 million
Life Expectancy 54
Global Average: 58
Under 5 Mortality 124/1000 live births.
Regional Average: 95/1000 live births
Maternal Mortality Ratio 560 deaths/100,000 live births
Regional Average: 500 deaths/100,000 live births
HIV prevalence 2030/100,000 individuals.
Regional Average: 2774/100,000 individuals
Physicians per Capita 4.1/10,000
Nurses per Capita 16.1/10,000
Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 38%
Regional Average: 48%
Out of Pocket Expenditure (% of Total Health Exp.) 65.9%
Regional Average: 32.1%
Government Expenditure (% of Total Health Exp.) 31.5%
Regional Average: 43.9%
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DHN'S NIGERIA & AFRICA RELATED CONTENT
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+ Burden of Disease
Diseases contributing most to Years of Life Lost, 1990 and 2010 figures (from Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation)
Red=communicable neonatal/maternal/nutritional causes, blue=noncommunicable disease, green=injuries
To learn more about Nigeria's burden of disease, check out the following sources:
+ Maps of Interest
Nigeria MDG map:
This map, made by the Federal Ministry of Health and Columbia University's Earth Institute, details health facilties and progress on the UN's Health Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), broken down by Local Goverment Area.
Interaction NGO Aid Map
+ Relevant Ministries
Federal Ministry of Health: www.health.gov.ng
Contact Dr Omobolanle Olowu, Head PPP/Diaspora Unit, Federal Ministry of Health: firstname.lastname@example.org
+ Known Diaspora Groups
+ Commentary Worth Following
+ How to Get Engaged
Doctors Without Borders: Work in teams to attend to maternal health needs, infectious disease needs, and emergency care for displaced populations in Nigeria. Generally requires a minimum commitment of 9 to 12 months (except surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and obstetrician/gynecologists who may complete shorter assignments of 1 to 3 months)
Faith Alive: Faith-based hosptial based in Jos, Nigeria, treating nearly 50,000 patients annually. Opportunities available on rolling basis for clinical volunteers.
Know of any other clinical sites or engagement opportunities available? Please email us at email@example.com.
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