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What Nigeria can learn from exemplars

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly shaped the happenings in the year 2020. Most economies have been impacted and people’s lifestyles were modified. Everyone is learning new ways to adjust to the new normal. Social distancing, working-from-home and wearing masks are some of these new normals that might be around for a while.  Most countries are

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Under-five mortality in Nigeria

In Nigeria, one in every five children dies before the age of 5. The country’s under-five mortality ratio is at 201 per 1000 live birth, making it one of the most dangerous places to raise a child. According to a recent report by UNICEF, Nigeria surpassed India in the first position as the country with

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When the COVID-19 pandemic began, it was difficult to imagine there would be light at the end of the tunnel. Economies around the world crumbled as humans and businesses went on lockdown. The focus on healthcare systems and services heightened as the pandemic exposed the lapses in healthcare systems across the globe.  In Nigeria, containment

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The growth of any country is largely dependent on its overall health. The growth of any healthcare system is directly tied to the quality of funding available. Many developed countries in the world have better healthcare systems because they have found a way to fund healthcare sustainably. These countries understand that healthcare is vital to

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Healthcare in Nigeria: The Social Impact of Increased Investment

“The average Nigerian is one health issue or crisis away from poverty.” This, sadly, reinforces the poor state of healthcare in Nigeria. The annual budget for healthcare is barely 4.5% of the nation’s total budgetary. The healthcare budget remains below 15.0% pledged by the head of African governments in 2001. To give perspective, the annual

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