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Asian Journal of Rural Development
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 12-18
DOI: 10.3923/ajrd.2015.12.18
 
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An Assessment of Health-Related Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria
I.W. Oyeniran and S.O. Onikosi-Alliyu

Abstract:
This study appraises the health status in Nigeria with regards to the attainment of the millennium development goals. These goals are: Reducing child mortality, Improving maternal health or maternal mortality and Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. Descriptive statistical tools were used to analyze selected health indicators between 1990 and 2013. Although, the country performs well in attaining 65% reduction in under-five mortality rate, statistics shows that health condition is deplorable in the country especially in-terms of maternal mortality, HIV prevalence rate, universal access to health facilities etc., given this health status, it was concluded that the country may not achieve most of the heath-related Millennium development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.
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I.W. Oyeniran and S.O. Onikosi-Alliyu, 2015. An Assessment of Health-Related Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria. Asian Journal of Rural Development, 5: 12-18.

DOI: 10.3923/ajrd.2015.12.18

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajrd.2015.12.18

 
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