Major Public Health Problems in Nigeria: A review

  • Faisal Muhammad Research Assistant, Department of Public Health, Daffodil International University, Dhaka
  • Jamil Hassan Abdulkareem Lecturer, Department of Environmental Health, New Gate College of Health Technology, Minna Niger State
  • ABM Alauddin Chowdhury Assistant Professor; Department of Public Health, Daffodil International University, Dhaka
Keywords: Public Health, Maternal-Mortality, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Nigeria

Abstract

The inadequate programs designed to address the numerous health problems in Nigeria have led to the little improvement in our health status. Besides the continued neglect of the importance of addressing public health issues would make matters worse for poor Nigerians most of who are at the receiving end. This study adopted a qualitative approach, so as to adequately describe the study aims and objectives. The data for this study were collected through scientific database sources, web search engines, direct observation and relevant documents from the Nigerian Ministry of Health. The major public health challenges Nigeria faces are infectious diseases, control of vector some diseases, maternal mortality, infant mortality, poor sanitation and hygiene, disease surveillance, non-communicable diseases and road traffic injuries etcetera. Nigeria is currently working towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Despite the collaborative efforts of both Nigerian Government, Donor Agencies and NGOs to provide an efficient and effective health care delivery in Nigeria.

South East Asia Journal of Public Health Vol.7(1) 2017: 6-11

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Faisal Muhammad, Research Assistant, Department of Public Health, Daffodil International University, Dhaka


Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Muhammad, F., Abdulkareem, J., & Chowdhury, A. (2017). Major Public Health Problems in Nigeria: A review. South East Asia Journal of Public Health, 7(1), 6-11. https://doi.org/10.3329/seajph.v7i1.34672
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Reviews