Saturday, September 20, 2008
Life Expectancy in Nigeria Falls to Mid 40's
allAfrica.com: Currently, high on the scale of these major causes of adult and child mortality in the country is the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In many countries of the world, HIV/AIDS represents the deadliest emergency and the greatest social, economic, and health crisis of modern times. In Africa, Nigeria ranks second after South Africa. The impact of the disease goes beyond the lives of infected people. It changes community dynamics, undermines the structure of the family, and threatens the future of children.