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Nigeria : Health, Nutrition, and Population, Country Status Report, Volume 1, Executive Summary

ACUTE MALNUTRITION AGED ANEMIA ANTENATAL CARE ARI BASIC HEALTH SERVICES BIRTH ATTENDANTS BLINDNESS CHILD DEATHS CHILD HEALTH CHILD HEALTH INDICATORS CHILD MALNUTRITION CHILD MORBIDITY CHILD MORTALITY CHILD MORTALITY RATES CHILDBIRTH CHRONIC MALNUTRITION COMMUNICABLE DISEASES COMMUNITY HEALTH COST OF TREATMENT DEATHS DELIVERY CARE DIABETES DIARRHEA DOCTORS EMERGENCY OBSTETRIC CARE EPIDEMICS EQUIPMENT ESSENTIAL DRUGS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT HEALTH CARE HEALTH CARE FINANCING HEALTH CARE PROVISION HEALTH CARE SERVICES HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION HEALTH EDUCATION HEALTH EXPENDITURE HEALTH EXPENDITURES HEALTH INDICATORS HEALTH INSURANCE HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME HEALTH OUTCOME INDICATORS HEALTH OUTCOMES HEALTH PLANNING HEALTH POLICY HEALTH SERVICE HEALTH SERVICES HEALTH SPENDING HEALTH STATUS HEALTH SYSTEM HEALTH WORKERS HIGH FERTILITY HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT HUNGER HYPERTENSION IMMUNIZATION INCOMES INFANT MORTALITY INFANTS INFECTION INFECTIOUS DISEASES INJURIES INTEGRATION IODINE IRON LIVE BIRTHS LIVING STANDARDS MALARIA MALNUTRITION RATES MATERNAL MORTALITY MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO MATERNAL NUTRITION MEASLES MEDICAL CARE MEDICAL TREATMENT MEDICINES MENTAL HEALTH MORBIDITY MORTALITY NATIONAL DRUG POLICY NATIONAL HEALTH NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY NGOS NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS NURSES NUTRITION NUTRITIONAL STATUS OLD CHILDREN ORAL HEALTH PATIENTS PHARMACISTS POLLUTION POPULATION GROWTH PREGNANT WOMEN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PRIVATE SECTOR PROBABILITY PUBLIC SECTOR STUNTING TRADITIONAL BIRTH ATTENDANTS UNDER FIVE MORTALITY UNIVERSITIES VACCINATIONS VILLAGE HEALTH WORKERS VIOLENCE VITAMIN A VITAMIN A SUPPLEMENTATION WASTING WORKERS WORKING CONDITIONS
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Washington, DC
Africa | West Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Nigeria
2012-06-22T17:37:27Z | 2012-06-22T17:37:27Z | 2005-11

Nigeria's sheer size and complexity present large challenges to health policymakers. Not only is the population large, but it is also very diverse: there are nearly 300 ethnic groups in the country, more than 500 languages, and two major religious groups (Islam and Christianity). This complexity is mirrored by widely varying patterns of health outcomes and health services. Nigeria's federal system assigns different health system responsibilities to the three levels of government, each of which is largely autonomous in terms of management and financing despite national policies that provide a certain measure of standardization. Weak governance has been an obstacle to improving public services, including health care, although the democratic government is pursuing vigorous reforms. High dependency on oil revenue and poor economic management has resulted in volatility and uncertainty in the level of public resources. However, economic growth and better macroeconomic and fiscal policies have improved the situation in the past few years. Nonetheless, poverty -- one of the determinants of both health outcomes and health service use -- is widespread and inequalities -- that is, large urban-rural disparities and regional equalities -- loom large, translating into disparities in health outcomes and access to health services. It is within this context that this report analyzes the health situation of the poor in Nigeria and the performance of the health system in meeting the needs of the poor. The report has six chapters focusing on health outcomes, household behavior and community factors affecting health, health system and policy, the role of the private sector in health care provision, health care financing, and extra resources needed to achieve the health-related Millennium Development Goals.

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