Maternal Health: In developing countries, rural women are up to three times more likely to die in childbirth than women living in urban cities. Nigeria’s Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has not improved between 2008 and 2013 as revealed by National Demographic & Health Survey (NDHS) reports. The MMR of 525/100,000 live births in 2008 and 576/100,000 live births in 2013 has shown that Nigeria is among the countries with the worse MMR in the world.
Under 5 Deaths: For every maternal death, the index child has high chances of dying too. Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics shows that there exist 120/1,000 deaths among children under 5.
Nutrition: A quarter of children suffer from stunted growth, in developing countries. More than 1.6 billion people live in fragile settings with protracted crises, combined with weak national capacity to deliver basic health services, present a significant challenge to global health.
Malaria: Malaria is still a burden in Africa, a continent that currently accounts for about 90% of malaria related cases worldwide. It is estimated that more than 200 million people are living in areas termed ‘high risk.’ An estimated $ 6.5 billion is required annually to eradicating the disease by 2030. A 2017 WHO report reveals that $ 2.7 billion was invested in malaria programs globally in 2016; an amount which is less than 50% of spending needed annually.