Global health news: Healthy, educated youths key to future of Nigeria

Nigeria must provide its burgeoning youth population with opportunities for health, education and jobs to avoid social, economic and security disaster in the next 20 years, according to the “Next Generation Nigeria” report commissioned by the British Council, a UK nonprofit. The report, released September 1, 2010 in Abuja, and reported on by Agence France-Presse, was prepared by an independent task force convened by the Council and chaired by HSPH Prof. David Bloom, chair of the Department of Global Health and Population, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director of the World Bank. According to the report, if economic growth, education, health standards and jobs increase, over 30 million people will be lifted out of poverty.

Link to article

More information

The Next Generation Nigeria Report

David Bloom Selected for Group of Global Health Research Experts

Global Research Map at HSPH — Nigeria