Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa (1 in 5 sub-Saharan Africans is Nigerian), but it has some of the worst social indicators in the world. For example, the number of Nigerians living on less than $1/day exceeds the total populations of South Africa, Kenya and Malawi combined.
According to a 2007 report by the World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria’s health system ranks 187 out of 190 countries.
Sadly, Nigeria is largely ignored by Western donors. Foreign development assistance (FDA) received by Nigeria is $6 per capita. The FDA average for all of sub-Saharan Africa is over $20 per capita.
We hope the statistics on this page awaken you to the crisis in Nigeria and compel you to act, because you can help us save lives!