Nigeria needs 155,000 additional doctors-Don


Nigeria needs additional 155,000 doctors at the ratio of one doctor to 1000 people to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Prof. Usman Ahmed, Provost, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Federal University Dutse has said.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), Universal Health Coverage aims to ensure that all people have access to the needed services of sufficient quality without exposing persons (recipients) to financial hardship.

Ahmed who is also a professor of health sciences, University of Manchester, UK told the Newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja that data from the Federal Ministry of Health shows that Nigeria has 45, 000 doctors registered and practicing in Nigeria with a ratio of one doctor to 4008 people.

“Even if we take it as one doctor to 4000 people and we want have UHC, meaning a minimum of one doctor to 1000 people, we will need to have at least…

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