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The Preventable Deaths
According to the World Health Organization, Nigeria has one of the highest under-five mortality rates in the world. Deaths of newborns in Nigeria represents a quarter of the total number of deaths of children under the age of five.
Identifying the causes of these deaths is the first step towards seeing a change. One in every 13 children born in Nigeria die before their first birthday. One in eight do not survive to their fifth birthday. Statistics show many of the infant deaths in Nigeria is from pneumonia, a vaccine-preventable disease.
These deaths can be prevented if the causes are addressed.
This phenomenon is an important indicator of the health care system of the nation as it is associated with a number of factors such as maternal health,quality and access to medical care, socioeconomic condition and public health practices.
The access to health care for children is closely linked to the access their mothers have. Unfortunately, many women residing in rural communities lack essential knowledge about the significance of medical care during and after pregnancy, as well as the importance of delivering in a safe and clinical environment. Even among those who recognize the necessity of these services, there is a significant lack of accessibility of proper healthcare facilities for them in remote rural areas.
Lack of public health facilities, clean birth kits and adequate information have resulted in low implementation of quality health care to mothers and consequently, their children.
These women do not present their children for immunization at appropriate times, give the essential supplements and seek the required medical attention for themselves and their children, thereby resulting in the high mortality rate of these children before age five.