Nigeria is a country of the young with almost half of the 180 million people under the age of 15. Currently Nigeria has nearly 31 million children below the age of 5 and about 7 million babies are born yearly.
Most areas have only a 62% birth registration making it hard to get a clear understanding of child health issues.
There is a lot of health issues surrounding birth. Nearly 40 million women in Nigeria are between the ages of 15-49 and of childbearing age.
Latest figures show a maternal mortality rate of 576 per 100,000 live births. This is the fourth highest on Earth.
Each year approximately 262,000 babies die at birth in Nigeria, the world’s second highest national total
More than half of the under-five deaths in Nigeria – 64 per cent – result from malaria, pneumonia or diarrhea.
At our hospital Gidan Waya showing the ultrasound equipment we recently purchased with the help of donors supporting our mission
Source: "Situation of Women and Children in Nigeria" - UNICEF