97% Nigerians are without health insurance – NDHS
Ninety-seven percent Nigerians (about 194 million) are not using health insurance to access healthcare services, which is denying many children access to basic healthcare, The Nigerian Demographic Health Survey (NDHS 2018) report has revealed.
Nigeria records high immunisation coverage
The 2018 report of the New Demographic Health Survey, (NDHS) has revealed that Nigeria recorded huge success in its Routine Immunization (RI), coverage in most states of the federation.
How barriers to family planning trigger rise in maternal mortality
Experts have emphasised on the need for Nigerians to embrace family planning fully as part of measures to curb maternal and infant mortality in the country.
Maternal/infant mortality: Race to 2020 target looking bleak
The Federal Government’s target of reducing the high maternal and infant mortality rate by achieving a 27 percent modern contraceptive prevalence rate...
Ending open defecation will aid children’s survival, say UNICEF-Nigeria, experts
To halt the number of Under-5 babies that die yearly in the country, experts have said it would require improved sanitation...
How structured approach can reduce maternal mortality
A recent study has shown that poor access to quality emergency obstetric services contributes significantly to high maternal...
Nigeria begins demographics, health survey
Nigeria Demographics and Health Survey (NDHS) has commenced a nation-wide study to appraise the nation’s population, health and nutrition situation. The Federal Commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC) for Niger State, Yusufu Mohammed Anka has disclosed. He said about 30 clusters of 1,140 households in 20 local council areas would be surveyed in the…
Pathways for enhancing performance of healthcare system in Nigeria
Being text of a paper delivered by Prof. Adesegun Olayiwola Fatusi, professor of Public Health & Community Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State...