No fewer than 58,000 Nigerian infants are infected with preventable and treatable diseases, including HIV from their mothers. yearly.
Mr Jamie Drummond, a health activist stated this on Monday in Abuja, noting that many maternal and child mortality occurred in the country resulting from lack of good governance and adequate data to prioritise the health sector.
“One child in every seven in the world who dies of preventable, treatable diseases every year in the whole world is a Nigerian child.
“One out of seven mothers who dies anywhere in the world is a Nigerian mother and every year 58,000 Nigerian infants catch HIV from their mothers who love them because they didn’t get the drugs to stop the transmission of HIV from mother to child.
“These are completely treatable, preventable things and Nigeria has the resources to stop all of these from happening with good governance dependent on good data and accountability,” Drummond said.