Risk and Financial Management https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/rfm <p><em>Risk and Financial Management</em>&nbsp;is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the&nbsp;IDEAS SPREAD&nbsp;in United&nbsp;States.&nbsp;<br> The<em> Risk and Financial Management&nbsp;</em>adheres to rigorous peer-review as well as editorial processes, and publishes leading research on financial management and risk management. The goal of&nbsp;<em>RFM</em>&nbsp;is to enable rapid dissemination of high impact research to the scientific community.</p> IDEAS SPREAD en-US Risk and Financial Management <p>Copyright for this article is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal.<br>This is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).</p> Infant and Under Five Mortality Rates in Nigeria: An Impact Analysis of Macroeconomic Conditions https://j.ideasspread.org/index.php/rfm/article/view/483 <p>Over the years, the rising unfriendly macroeconomic environment is a contributing factor to the infant and under-five mortality rate in Nigeria. The study investigated the role of macroeconomic conditions on infant and under-five mortality rates in Nigeria for the period 1986–2017 using the fully modified OLS technique. The results show that the unfriendly macroeconomic policy environment such as the instability of inflation rate, unemployment and exchange rate enhanced the increased level of infant and under-five mortality rate in Nigeria.&nbsp; The study recommends that the authority should adopt more pro-growth policies that can ensure and maintain sound domestic macroeconomic policies to stem child mortality rate and promote economic growth through investment in food production and related investment in health. Most importantly, macroeconomic policies and institutions are highly needed to be strengthened in order to have a friendly macroeconomic environment which will in turn improve the population health of the country which can enhance sustainable and long term dietary as well as nutritional pattern of young age children and adult.</p> Rahman Olanrewaju Raji ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2020-03-26 2020-03-26 2 1 p1 p1 10.30560/rfm.v2n1p1