Health Sector Reforms and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: A Historical Perspective

Anaemene, Benjamin U., (2016). Health Sector Reforms and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: A Historical Perspective. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 18(4), 50-66

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  • Sub-type Journal article
    Author Anaemene, Benjamin U.
    Title Health Sector Reforms and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: A Historical Perspective
    Appearing in Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa
    Volume 18
    Issue No. 4
    Publication Date 2016
    Place of Publication Clarion
    Publisher Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    Start page 50
    End page 66
    Language eng
    Abstract The need to reform the health sector in Nigeria has been a major preoccupation of both colonial and post-colonial governments – a task undertaken to improve the health and wellbeing of its populations and ensure sustainable development. However, the country’s poor health indicators and health status over the decades indicate that the desired results have not being achieved. This study undertakes a historical analysis of health sector reforms in Nigeria from the colonial era up to 2007. It further explores the reasons why Nigeria has failed to obtain optimal benefits from the reform programmes, such as inequality in access to health care, weak health systems, corruption among others. It concludes with recommendations on how Nigeria can fully maximise the benefits of health sector reform, which is key to sustainable development.
    UNBIS Thesaurus NIGERIA
    Health
    SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
    Keyword Health sector reform
    Modern medicine
    Copyright Holder Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISSN 15205509
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