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Contemporary issues and challenges of health sector in Nigeria

I.I. Omoleke
B.A. Taleat


This paper examined the contemporary issues and challenges of the Nigerian health sector. It also attempted to identify the effect of the issues and challenges on the Nigerian citizens' health condition. The paper utilised primary data by interacting with randomly selected medical doctors, pharmacists, image scientists and nurses to elicit facts and information on issues, challenges and problems they experience in their hospitals. The findings of their experiences revealed that constellation of social, economic and environmental challenges are being experienced from hospitals, ranging from brain drain, poor remuneration, obsolete infrastructure, inadequate medical facilities and underfunding of the hospitals. The paper concluded that the Nigerian health system is defective when compared with developed countries and even with few African countries.

Keywords: Health sector, Hospital management, Health policy, Health care delivery

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