Births Attended by Skilled Health Staff (As % of Total) rose to 40.3% in Nigeria in 2017

Births Attended by Skilled Health Staff (As % of Total) (%)
Health Care | Nigeria | May 17, 2019
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Births attended by skilled health staff as a share of total reached 40.3 % in 2017 in Nigeria, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 14.5 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, births attended by skilled health staff as a share of total in Nigeria reached an all time high of 47.3 % in 2011 and an all time low of 30.8 % in 1990.

Nigeria has been ranked 7th within the group of 7 countries we follow in terms of births attended by skilled health staff as a share of total.

Births attended by skilled health staff are the percentage of deliveries attended by personnel trained to give the necessary supervision, care, and advice to women during pregnancy, labour and the postpartum period, to conduct deliveries on their own, and to care for newborns.

Births Attended by Skilled Health Staff (As % of Total) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Algeria % ... ... 96.6% 96.6% ... ... ... ... ...
Benin % ... ... 80.9% ... 77.2% ... ... ...
Burkina Faso % ... ... ... ... 79.8% ... ... ...
Cameroon % ... ... ... 64.7% ... ... ... ...
Central African Republic % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Chad % ... ... ... ... 20.2% ... ... ...
Gabon % ... ... 89.3% ... ... ... ... ... ...
Libya % 99.9% 99.9% ... ... ... ... ...
Mali % ... ... 58.6% ... 43.7% ... ... ...
Niger % ... ... 29.3% ... ... 39.7% ... ... ...
Nigeria % ... ... 35.2% ... ... ... ...
Sudan % ... ... ... 77.5% ... ... ... ...
Togo % ... ... ... 44.6% ... ... ... ...