Hundreds of thousands of children in Nigeria have lost their lives due to pneumonia or pneumonia caused by infection. It is recorded that there are 143 thousand children under five who die every year due to pneumonia.
Nigerian Health Minister, Olorunnimbe Mamora, said the disease kills 132 of the 1,000 babies born each year. According to him, pneumonia is increasingly damaging children’s health in Nigeria with a combination of other diseases.
The Nigerian Pediatric Association has asked the government to overcome the case. Moreover, the current condition is exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus has resulted in disruptions to therapeutic child care and prevention services including immunization, dietary supplementation and early treatment for common illnesses,” the association said in a statement on Wednesday (11/11).
According to him, with the COVID-19 pandemic, conditions are getting worse. In fact, it is worse than the combination of AIDS, malaria and diarrhea.
The CEO of Save the Children UK, Kevin Watkin, said the Covid-19 pandemic had devastated poor countries. “The pandemic has exposed a devastating oxygen shortage in the poorest countries,” Kevin said.