Healthcare

Overview

  • There are about 40 doctors, 161 nurses and midwives available for every 100,000 Nigerians.
  • In 2018, Nigeria has a ratio of 1 doctor to 6000 patients far below the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation of 1 doctor per 600 patients ratio
  • About 30,000 Nigerians spend $1 billion on medical tourism annually in Europe and Asia since the beginning of the 21st Century. 60% of that total is spent on four major areas of healthcare: cardiology, orthopedic, renal dialysis issues and cancer
  • About 57 million Nigerians have no access to clean drinking water and at least 130 million Nigerians live in environments that are dirty with no proper sanitation facilities

Policy Objectives

  • Our policy thrust will be all embracing and targeted towards a preventive care strategy by creating a clean environment, modernizing living conditions, carrying out enlightenment campaigns on healthy living, and supporting with curative care through the provision of state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in hospitals and in rural clinics
  • Ensure universal access to basic maternal and child health, reproductive health, immunization and mental health as well as effective therapies
  • Government will position itself to deal proactively with emergency epidemics like Ebola, Lassa and others which occasionally afflict the people

What we shall do

  • Ensure a comprehensive reform of the Federal Ministry of Health and its agencies
  • Accelerate Nigeria’s transition towards achieving universal access to affordable and quality healthcare services for all by 2030
  • Expand access to basic primary healthcare Improve quality of care and clinical governance
  • Unlock market potential of the health sector by engaging the private sector
  • Encourage medium and large scale pharmaceutical industries for the local production of essential drugs
  • Expand healthcare professionals to the frontline and attract Nigerian doctors in the diaspora to reverse brain-drain