Civil registration and vital statistics systems are increasingly recognized as drivers of human rights, health, and development programs—especially for women and children. Vital statistics systems are weak in most low-income countries, precisely where the burden of maternal and child deaths is highest and, therefore, the need for up-to-date, high-quality estimates of levels and trends in maternal and child mortality is greatest.

The employment of a new “worm index” of human development, together with additional published health information, confirms the important role neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) play in hindering the advancement of many of the world’s Muslim-majority countries.

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20 years after the death of activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, Ogoniland communities still see little benefit from promised oil clean-up, and have no basic services

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Minna — Niger State Commissioner for Health, Hadiza Ladi Abdullahi, has said that the state loses over N5 billion annually as a result of Malaria.

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