The Crisis-Ridden Primary Health Sector

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

In March 2018, Bill Gates took Nigeria’s economic planners to the cleaners. The world’s richest man and co-founder of the Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation listed Nigeria as one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth. He stressed that one in every three children in Nigeria is chronically malnourished.
Gates warned that Nigeria has the world’s “fourth worst” maternal mortality rate after war-torn Central African Republic, Chad and Sierra Leone. Africa’s largest economy has an abysmally low life expectancy. Gates lamented that Nigeria’s male life expectancy at 53 years is lower than that of the world’s low income countries which stands at 62 years.
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