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Report: Do fewer than 20% of Nigerians have access to oral health care services?

Children wave from the window of a house in the Makoko slum in Lagos in September 2011. Photo: AFP/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Reporting by Africa Check

Data too sparse to prove or disprove figure

Nigeria’s health minister has claimed that at least eight in every 10 people in the country of an estimated 193 million lack access to oral health care services. What data is available shows a dire situation but is unfortunately too sparse to prove or disprove the figure.

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