According to the latest World Health Organisation, WHO, data published for 2018 life expectancy in Nigeria, a male given birth to in Nigeria in 2018 is expected to live approximately 54.7 years while a female is expected to live approximately 55.7 years in good health.
Life expectancy in 2040 is set to rise at least a little in all nations but the rankings will change dramatically, with Spain taking the top spot while China and the United States trade places, researchers said Wednesday.
With a projected average lifespan of nearly 85.8
Determined to reverse the scourge of the malaria burden in North East Nigeria, World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed nearly 4,353 volunteers to administer anti-malaria drugs in the second and third cycle of malaria chemo-prevention campaigns in Borno and Adamawa states.
Across Jere, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council,
An e-medical transport mobile app that will reduce about two million avoidable deaths in the country has been unveiled in Abuja. The app, known as Amba, is an emergency response aggregator and alert system which delivers real-time medical alerts to doctors-on-call with a view
Last week, a report was released and it called attention to humanitarian crisis, manifestations of corruption and mismanagement at the federal government-owned Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH). The report released by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) noted the hospital and few other government-owned hospitals in Lagos are
The Cross River Government on Sunday said it is targeting about 808,470 children across the state for the second round of the 2018 National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDS).
Betta Edu, Director-General, Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency, made the disclosure in Calabar during the flag-off of
availability and affordability of Family Planning Services (FPS) reduce maternal mortality by 30% and government in an effort to increase uptake of FPS flagged off free contraceptive commodities in April, 2011 for all public facilities.
The case fatality ratio was 17% as of 12 May 2018, but it had dropped to 1.7% as of 07 June 2018, suggesting that cases are being detected and reported early by the surveillance team coordinated by WHO,” Sadiq said.
The UNICEF’s collaboration with the state government has helped to ameliorate the multiple health challenges being faced.
In the past few years alone, money and expertise have been invested into overcoming Nigeria’s position as the second largest contributor to maternal mortality worldwide, through initiatives such as the World Bank-supported Saving One Million Lives Initiative Program-for-Results project and the United Kingdom government-funded Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme.