Happy Independence Day Nigeria: A Nation Of Die Hard Survivors- See What The Health Indices Show

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It's another October 1st and with a strong sense of patriotism, coupled with the proverbial "mustard seed faith" that things will get better in the future, we at "DR KEVWE'S BLOG" want to wish every Nigerian on the globe a HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY. Click on the link below to see what the Health Indices show. We are truly a Nation of Survivors.

Just before you click in to see what the Health Indices show in greater details for the acclaimed giant of Africa, here's a quick heads up....

  • As at 2016, the population of Nigerians living in Nigeria was estimated to be approximately  186 million people
  • Except for those above the quoted age, as at same 2016, the average Nigerian living in Nigeria is expected to die between the ages of 54 and 55 years..... scary right? (Life Expectancy)
  • From 2015 stats as reported by The World Health Organisation, out of every 100 thousand women of child bearing age who give birth to a live baby in Nigeria, an average of 814 will die from complications relating to child birth (range 596 - 1180).....most of which are supposedly preventable. How sad? (Maternal Mortality Ratio)
  • 2016 statistics reveal that for every 1000 live births, 25 to 46 children (neonates) will die before their second month of life (Neonatal Mortality Rate) 
  • As at 2016 also, research outcomes revealed that, out of 1000 live births, the probability that 104 children will die before their 5th birthdays was very high (Under-5 Mortality Rate)
  • With all of the above, the ration of Doctors to potential patients in the country is approximately 1 to 1000. Off course majority of us are trooping out to Western climes where we are beginning to experience actual dignity in Labour; unfortunately the medical brain drain is only going to get worse as there seems to be no light at the end of an endless tunnel for the plight of Nigerian junior Doctors especially.

Is there anything really happy about the Independence though? This is 2018 but at 58 years of age as an Independent Nation, can we say that statistics is any better? I don't know but one thing I do know for sure is that, as long as people are alive and have hope for a better National future, Nigerians will always find a way to be happy and that is what we celebrate today.  We are a Nation of die hard survivors and "The Labour of our heroes past shall never be in vane"! Happy Independence Day to all Nigerians.

Nigeria:WHO Statistical Profile


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