Accelerated Action For Impact

Fast-tracking results for child health and survival in Nigeria

Mothers and children receiving health care
UNICEF Nigeria/Knowles-Coursin


As the largest economy and most populous country in Africa, Nigeria represents less than 2.5 per cent of the world’s population, but accounts for 10 per cent of the global burden of infant, child and maternal mortality. Nigeria’s population of about 200 million people includes 40 million children and a birth cohort of 7.5 million.Growth brings opportunity, but it also places a burden on the country’s health infrastructure, which is already struggling to cope.There is an urgent need to fast-track results for maternal and child health in Nigeria.

Women and children receiving health care
UNICEF Nigeria
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