The NDHS 2013 provides information on the population and health situation in Nigeria that is very key for programming. It is the 5th survey since the first one in 1990. It gives an analysis on health related issues, prevalence and dominance in Nigeria. Onelife Initiative’s reproductive health issue work is guided by data from this document. Policy drivers and programme officers and managers in the development health space also depend on it.
You can access a copy of the 2013 version here. Meanwhile, you can also compare and view previous NDHS Reports here – 1990, 1999, 2003, 2008
In 2002, having been confronted with facts around FGM, the House of Assembly of Ekiti State of Nigeria enacted a law to prohibit FGM. Under this law, a fine of N10,000 or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years in the first instance and imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years without an option of fine for every subsequent conviction is spelt out for perpetrators of Female Genital Mutilation. This law addresses only Female Genital Mutilation and enables police force, officers of ministry of health, health officers in the local government areas and any person authorized by law to arrest offenders of this law. The first executive governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo signed the law.
Click here to download a copy of Female Circumcision (Prohibition) Law, 2002