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). Niger’s constitution recognizes a right to health, and in 2012 the country adopted a National Health Financing Strategy for Universal Health Coverage, which is currently under revision to drive progress towards UHC goals. 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 are among the challenges that Niger’s health planning seeks to address. With support from the UHC Partnership, the country has developed and is implementing its fourth National Health Development Plan 2017-2021. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

Key Health Indicators Country Fact Sheet