Focus on Health

Poverty is both a cause and a consequence of poor health. Poverty increases the chances of poor health. Poor health, in turn, traps communities in poverty, creating a negative feedback loop sometimes referred to as the health-poverty trap.

Poor health increases poverty

1

Poor health increases poverty by reducing a family’s work productivity and income.

2

Poor health increases poverty by leading families to sell assets to cover the costs of treatment. This increases poverty and their vulnerability to shocks in the future

3

Poverty increases the chances of poor health because of Poor nutrition, Overcrowding. Lack of clean water.

4

Poverty increases the chances of poor health because of the harsh realities that may make putting ones health at risk the only way to survive or keep your family safe

Meanwhile, in Nigeria..

Malaria remains the top-killer in North Eastern Nigeria.

10%

Only 10% of the population have access to essential drugs.

30%

30% of Children under 5 are underweight due to malnutrition.

50%

Only 50% have access to safe drinking water.

2.6 million

adults are infected with HIV/AIDS.

1 out of 10 children born are likely to die under age 5.

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