THE NEED

In 2013, The Economist declared Nigeria “the worst place for a baby to enter the world.”

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THE NEED

In 2013, The Economist declared Nigeria “the worst place for a baby to enter the world.”

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THE NEED

In 2013, The Economist declared Nigeria “the worst place for a baby to enter the world.”

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NIGERIA

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!

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Life expectancy in Nigeria
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A child dies of malaria in Africa
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At least one Nigerian woman dies in childbirth
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Nigerian children do not live to see their fifth birthday

NIGERIA

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!

THE NEED IS GREAT

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Life expectancy in Nigeria
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A child dies of malaria in Africa
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At least one Nigerian woman dies in childbirth
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Nigerian children do not live to see their fifth birthday
The Nigerian press asked me to compare the US healthcare system to the healthcare system here. My answer was that I didn’t see a healthcare system here.
Jared Foran • GEANCO medical mission surgeon
The Nigerian press asked me to compare the US healthcare system to the healthcare system here. My answer was that I didn’t see a healthcare system here.
Jared Foran • GEANCO medical mission surgeon

HIV

Nigeria has the second largest HIV-infected population in the world. It also has the third highest level of unmet need for anti-retroviral therapy in the world.

MALARIA

500,000 Nigerians, mostly women and children, die from malaria. And yet, most of these tragic deaths are preventable.

HEALTH

Per capita public spending for health in Nigeria is less than $5. The WHO recommendation for low-income countries is $34 per capita.

MOTHERS

Nigeria has the second highest number of maternal deaths annually, behind only India.

To me, getting any kind of medical care in Nigeria is not worth the risk. If there was something wrong with my fingers or toes, fine, I could go to the hospital in Nigeria. I can live without a finger or toe. Anything more than that, and I’m going to America.

Jumoke Akinrodoye • Quoted in a GEANCO Ebony Magazine story
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