Health organizations can’t be expected to transform overnight. Though that sounds like common sense, the COVID-19 pandemic left countries around…
There has been a resurgence of polio in Nigeria. After nearly two years of relative quiet, the dreaded virus has made a comeback. Four cases were found in Borno state, the epicenter of a devastating war that has caused the deaths of about a 100,000 people, displacement of 1.9 million people, and has left 2.5 million people suffering from severe acute malnutrition. More than 5 million people — including women and children — require food assistance.
In April 2001, heads of governments for member states of the African Union gathered in Abuja, Nigeria, and pledged to devote at least 15% of their annual budgetary allocation to the health sector. This was further reinforced in 2003 with the Maputo declaration.
Corruption in the health sector in Nigeria takes many forms.
As organizations look to enter Nigeria’s healthcare and pharmaceutical sector, understanding the major challenges in the healthcare industry takes precedence. In an effort to provide some context for these challenges, gaining an understanding of how the Nigerian healthcare industry is set up, as well as how it currently functions, is a necessity.