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Some health service needs of the Republic of Niger, West Africa

Richard B. Swett

Some health service needs of the Republic of Niger, West Africa

report of a survey visit, June 1971 : prepared for APHA/CHAPS and USAID

by Richard B. Swett

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Published by Kaiser Foundation International in Oakland, Calif .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Niger.
    • Subjects:
    • Public health -- Niger.,
    • Medical care -- Niger.,
    • Medical personnel -- Niger.,
    • Medical assistance, American -- Niger.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby a Kaiser team consisting of Richard B. Swett, Shirley J. Herring, Marc J. Gastovitch.
      ContributionsHerring, Shirley J., joint author., Gastovitch, Marc J., joint author., Kaiser Foundation International., American Public Health Association., Community Health Action Planning Service., United States. Agency for International Development.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA552.N5 S93
      The Physical Object
      Pagination42 leaves, [1] leaf of plates :
      Number of Pages42
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4279920M
      LC Control Number78305922

      The Republic of Niger is a vast landlocked, sub-Saharan developing nation, which while having large uranium deposits and other resources is one of the poorest countries in the world, according to the UN’s Human Development Index, and faces many poverty-related challenges. One of Niger’s most critical needs is to improve healthcare. The Republic of Niger is mostly desert and it is the poorest country in the world. The Republic of Niger is a landlocked country in the Sahel region of West Africa. Niger is bordered by Algeria, Mali, Libya, Burkina Faso, Benin, Niger’s population has .

      Nigeria, located on the west coast of Africa, is the continent ’ s most populous nation, and potentially its richest. Since it gained independence from Britain in , however, it has been plagued by political instability and economic problems. The common Kongo-Niger word for human being is bantu. The Bantu Migration was a southeastern movement. Historians do not agree on why Bantu-speaking people moved away from their homes in West Africa’s Niger Delta Basin. They first moved southeast, through the rain forests of Central Africa.

      Health Care Needs in Nigeria: Disease and illness are universal phenomena, but there is tremendous diversity in health problems throughout the Cited by: 2. Africa; Niger; Niger - Health In the s, there were three physicians per , people. In addition there were 38 medical centers and dispensaries throughout the country. As of , it was estimated that there were fewer than physicians per 1, people, and hospital beds. In the same year, total health care expenditure was.


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With two-thirds of the country lying within the Sahara Desert, it is one of the hottest countries in the world.

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For more than half a century, Niger's lack of economic development has led to steady net outmigration. In the s, Nigeriens mainly migrated to coastal West African countries to work on a seasonal basis.

Some headed to Libya and Algeria in the s to work in the booming oil industry until its decline in the on: R Street NW, Washington, DC   Orientations for strengthening national health systems. Cognizant of the abovementioned challenges, the 46 Ministers of Health from the African Region adopted and signed the Ouagadougou Declaration [] that proposes ways of addressing health system Ouagadougou Declaration urges Member States to update their national Cited by: According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one in every 23 Nigerien women will die during pregnancy or child birth (compared to 1 in 42 for.

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To broaden the reach of the program's educational campaign throughout Niger, health education messages on the SAFE strategy are produced and broadcast in local languages on community radio stations. A landlocked country, the Republic of the Niger is the largest state in West Africa, with an area of 1, sq km (, sq mi), extending 1, km (1, mi) ene-wsw and 1, km ( mi) nnw-sse.

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