Cal-a-Doc Africa has just published some interesting facts about Nigeria’s Health care system and I present to you these facts.
Fact 1: The Infant Mortality Rate per 1,000 Births is 75
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Health data records for 2015, the infant mortality rate in Nigeria is 75 per 1000 births. This is reportedly a decrease as to what is obtainable before now and is very much encouraging the sub-Saharan country.
Fact 2: Popular Philanthropist, Bill Gates spent N114,000,000 million in eradicating Polio in Nigeria.
Popular American philanthropist, Mr Bill Gates who runs the Bill and Melinda Gates with his wife, Melinda has spent 114 million Naira in Nigeria’s fight against Polio. The couple have also spent the equivalent of N1.2 trillion on the global fight against the viral disease, polio myeletis. In 2015, the country enjoyed a major landmark by earning its removal from the list of polio endemic countries.
Fact 3: There is a 20% probability of dying from the 4 main non-communicable disease (Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular and Chronic respiratory disease)
If you are between the ages of 30 to 70, you need to know that there is a 20% probability that you can ever die from these diseases while living in Nigeria; Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular and Chronic respiratory disease. Although reasons were not given by Cal-A-Doc Africa, it is still associated with the lifestyle of the Nigerian population.
Fact 4: There are presently 37,000 doctors in Nigeria
This is one fact that is growing in the country. The Ratio of Doctors to 100, 000 patients is 0.00039 . This figure no doubt is still small but it is an improvement in the statistics as revealed by Cal-a-Doc Africa. Reportedly, 237,000 doctors are needed to fill that gap, still thinking about studying medicine? you may just be among those we need to fill the medical vacuum in Nigeria!
Fact 5: N120 Billion Naira has been spent by Nigerians annually for medical care abroad
More Nigerians are spending time abroad for medical tourism more than as expected or assumed. The statistics show that 5,000 trips were made to India in the past year.
Nigerians surely want a better medical care and several innovations are emerging in the country to fill this gap. Do comment on what you think about these facts about Nigeria’s Health Care system.
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