Nigeria’s Health Sector Facing Serious Challenges, Says USAID


By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has alerted the Federal Government about some of the problems affecting the country’s health sector. USAID’s concern came just as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo assured that the Federal Government was committed to the improvement of the health care delivery system in the country.

Speaking at the inauguration of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) “Health Engagement, Education, Access Discourse” in Abuja on Monday, the representative of USAID Country Director, Mupa Asuga, said that research and local development of drugs in the country was at a low ebb.

“Despite the impressive growth the country is recording in the health sector, the challenges are still there, inadequate infrastructure, poorly implemented polices and other problems,” he said.

As part of the way forward, he suggested more in terms of…

Source: Thisday Newspaper