Public Health Information About Nigeria Essay

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Nigeria as a country is located in Africa and it is the most populous country with about 170 million people. It is a nation comprising of more than 250 ethnic groups, 380 languages with different range of cultural, religious beliefs and practices according to WHO report of 2000. The country is divided into six geo-political zones, 36 States with the state further subdivided into a total of 774 Local Government Areas and a Federal Capital Territory.

Public health information about Nigeria
Nigeria as a country has had several outbreaks of diseases which has resulted in several deaths annually. In recent times many Nigerian communities are conversant with diseases such as Cholera, meningitis and polio (Corper’s diary, 2012).
For instance, in 2000, there was an outbreak of yellow fever and cholera where 2 and 126 deaths were recorded respectively according to WHO report of 2014. Also in 2010, it was recorded that Cholera outbreaks occurs in 15 states of the federation with a total death of 191. Other outbreaks that roack the country that same year include, Acute fever and rash syndrome, where 1118 cases including 76 deaths were reported in 12 Local Government Areas of Adamawa State in February 2005 and outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza, was detected on more than 130 farms in 11 of the country’s 37 states and the presence of A/H5N1 avian influenza virus in a 22-year-old deceased female from Lagos was reported in February 2007 (WHO report, 2014).
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