Country Portfolio of Nigeria When you look at the continent of Africa, there is a country on the west coast called Nigeria. It is officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it’s capital is Abuja and it has the largest population among African countries. The total population in Nigeria was estimated at 181.5 million people in 2014, according to the latest census figures. The country achieved independence in 1960 from Great Britain and has struggled economically, socially and politically since (Central Intelligence Agency, 2016). In order to have good understanding about Nigeria’s status and health progress after the creation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), information has been gathered about socioeconomic data, health indicators, and priority goals.
Socioeconomics and Demographic Profile The current socioeconomics for Nigeria are extreme poverty and it is estimated around 62% of it current population live below its poverty line, which equates to under $1 day a day (Nigerian Millennium Development Goals, 2015). Nigeria’s gross domestic product per capita in 2015 is estimated at $6,400, and its unemployment rate in was estimated at 23.9% in 2011(Central Intelligence Agency, 2016). Nigeria’s current health indicators demonstrate its present health issues. The current life expectancy per total population is 53.02 years, for males it’s 52 and for females it’s estimated at 54.1 years (Central Intelligence Agency, 2016). When looking at the infant mortality,