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Health and economic growth in South East, Nigeria

Cletus Umezinwa


Health and economic growth are germane to each other. The extent to which one can affirm the influence of the one on the other is, however, dependent on the available situational evidence. Health can be the source of economic growth, just as wealth can enhance health condition. In the South eastern states of Nigeria, health cannot be said to be making any significant impact in economic growth. The healthcare service in these states is financed by the individuals. It is often mixed up with superstition and characterized by insufficient funding by state governments. There will be a meaningful economic improvement if ever there is a combined proactive engagement in healthcare delivery by the state governments and the citizens. The approach in this paper is analytic and descriptive.

Keywords: health, wealth, Igbo, government, superstition
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