Health

Healthcare and general living conditions in Nigeria are poor especially for children and women. Infant and under-five mortality rates are high. Over 70 per cent of people seeks care from informal health care providers and 62 per cent of those health providers practicing modern medicine have little or no formal schooling. Two third of births take place at home, mostly assisted by unsupervised, untrained birth attendants. The weakened Public Health Care (PHC) system with low coverage of key interventions have resulted in the persistence of high disease burden. With accessibility to comprehensive reproductive health services, women are less likely to die in pregnancy, more likely to have healthier children and better able to balance their family and work life but unfortunately, majority of Nigerian people, especially women, are poor and very vulnerable to illness, disability and even death due to lack of access to comprehensive health services. LAPO recognizes this fact and therefore implements a well structured health education and service provision programme with special focus on maternal and child health, malaria and other tropical diseases, and HIV/AIDS.

Integration of Health Education with Microfinance Services

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Malaria Control

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Maternal and Child Health (MCH)Read more...

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
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Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS
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