The executive director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, has disclosed that as a result of poor access to basic healthcare, Nigeria loses 3,000 children and women daily to preventable diseases, Premium Times reports. According to Mr. Shuaib the country’s poor health system is also responsible for the death of some children in Nigeria before they reach the age of 5.
He stated: “Primary Healthcare remains the foundation for reasonable and sustainable changes to the poor health indicators in the sector, since it deals with these preventable diseases. “Nigeria’s poor health outcome in critical areas is best reflected by the fact that approximately 3,000 women and under five children die daily in the country. “This implies that in each state represented here, approximately 2,400 women and children die every month, 80 per day, from causes which are preventable.