Millions of Nigerians die yearly due to preventable diseases. Studies reveal that most of the life-threatening diseases troubling the Nigerian population go unrecognized in their initial stage.
Lack of healthcare professionals, poor medical treatments and facilities, wrong diagnosis are the leading factors responsible for these deaths and that is why a lot of Nigerians seek medical treatment Abroad.
According to a report by the Center for Disease Control, Malaria was identified as the number one killer in Nigeria. Malaria is responsible for 20% of deaths that happen in the country.
Check out the top 10 causes of deaths in Nigeria
Top 10 Causes Of Death In Nigeria
Here are the top 10 causes of death in Nigeria:
- Malaria – 20%
- Lower Respiratory Infections – 19%
- HIV – 9%
- Diarrheal Diseases – 5%
- Road Injuries – 5%
- Protein/Energy Malnutrition – 4%
- Cancer – 3%
- Meningitis – 3%
- Stroke – 3%
- Tuberculosis – 2%
Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)