1,140 Niger homes to be assessed in demographic survey

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

No fewer than 1,140 households in Niger State will be assessed in the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) which has just started across the country.
The survey will be carried out to produce comprehensive data on the nation’s population, health and nutrition situation.
The Overseeing Federal Commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC) for the state, Alhaji Yusufu Mohammed Anka said that 1,140 households in 38 clusters in 20 local government areas would be surveyed in the state.
The Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey will assist Nigeria in conducting household sample surveys to monitor changes in population, health and nutrition.
According to Anka, the NDHS will feature malaria and genotype testing in a bid to assess the prevalence of malaria and sickle cell diseases and traits among children of six to 59 months.