Save the Children is working to strengthen health systems and support maternal and child health in four northern states. Much work needs to be done for Nigeria to deliver its promises on Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 (which aim to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health) before 2015.
Read one boy's harrowing story of losing his father to the violence Nigeria is facing. Learn more.
More than 181 Million
people live there
The average girl stays in
school only until she's 9
117 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $7 a day
Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. We're helping to improve health systems in northern Nigeria to delivery maternal, newborn, and child health services, including the revival of routine immunization.
Our Work in
Last Year, Save the Children...
children from harm
provided 979,332 children
with a healthy start in life
gave 3,908,498 children
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report.
You can access detailed data here.
Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014