Overview of health
Nigeria has one of the fastest growing populations in the world. With 5.5 live births per woman and an annual growth rate of 3.2%, it’s estimated that its population will reach 440 million people by 2050. Its health indicators are among the worst in Africa, and with its rapidly growing population and development challenges, the country drags down the socioeconomic indicators for the entire African continent.
The top causes of death in Nigeria are malaria, lower respiratory infections, HIV/AIDS, diarrheal diseases, road injuries, protein-energy malnutrition, cancer, meningitis, stroke and tuberculosis.
Rotary Family Health Days began in Nigeria in 2012 in Lagos State and Ogun State. The RFHA board agreed to scale up the programme in 2014 to include the whole country.
Acceptance of the program has increased tremendously. It has received much publicity and has enjoyed a robust working relationship with Core Prime Ad Concept and with increased materials and logistics support from its key program partners, especially the Nigeria Federal and State Ministries of Health and the US Government missions under the PEPFAR program. The US Centres for Disease Prevention and Control and the USAID gave logistical support and requested that their implementing partners work with RFHA on its Rotary Family Health Day sites.
Health Days Sites
The proof of concept and sustainability of the program has been fully established. The Rotary Foundation sent a member of the Cadre of Technical Advisers to audit the 2017 program and sent another in 2019.
Nigeria was the only country to hold Rotary Family Health Days in 2020, with funding for the 2020 program provided by The Rotary Foundation, Rotary International districts in Nigeria, the USA and South Korea. Click the sites below to see highlights from a selection of Health Days that were held in Nigeria.
In 2020, 110 Health Day Sites were set up across Nigeria. About 154,375 people visited the sites and received over 543,412 healthcare services.
Moreover, 8,017 dental care services, 11,168 polio immunizations, 27,825 sanitary pads for girls, 6,342 vitamin A supplements, deworming to 16,632 children and 23,780 long-lasting mosquito nets were also distributed.
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Reports from Rotary Family Health Days in Nigeria
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