Nigeria’s First University of Medical Sciences


By Taoheed Dolapo Ajao

This piece is an attempt at a discourse on the Nigerian public health sector and the general problems facing heath care management with the singling out of one –- lack of good training schools for medical practitioners to access world class specialized medical education –- whose eventual overcome, has to be the irreducible minimum in the foundation for a solid heath sector.

The problems facing the Nigerian health care management are myriad: from inadequate number of hospitals that provide standard medical services to lack of medication; from long queues in the available clinics to lack of functional surveillance system and routine medical intelligence during epidemics; from bad education of management specialists to unfulfilled dreams arising from corruption in the health sector; from lack of funding to ill-trained doctors and nurses, the list is…

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