Niger is a landlocked Western African country with a population of 16 million people and a life expectancy at birth of 55 years (males) and 57 years (females). Currently, Niger is in the midst of implementing the National Health Plan (2011-2015) as well as the National IHP+ Compact. A mid-term review of the National Health Plan was carried out and outlines several weaknesses, including the lack of availability and quality of health data, lack of budget predictability at all levels, inadequate availability of service delivery inputs (drugs, vaccines, blood derivatives) and lack of quality control at all levels. WHO and the Niger MoH are focusing on finding solutions to these systemic problems in implementing the National Health Plan before its expiry at the end of 2015. You can access important country documents by clicking here.
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