The vast majority of Africans in the diaspora cannot afford to pay for health care due to problems such as poverty and hunger. The World Health Organization‘s definition of health is not merely the absence of disease but the attainment of a state of physical, mental, emotional and social well being.
To sustain a healthy economy and steady economic growth, Nigeria needs a functioning health care system from the federal, state, and local government. Healthcare should be considered a national emergency because is in crisis. Access to quality healthcare is Nigeria is either limited or nonexistent, and people die of minor illnesses that can be prevented with healthy life style and/or health education.
- The life expectancy of the country is low and about 20% of children die before the age of 5.
- The 2000 WHO report on the performance of health care systems rank the country 187 out of 191.
Please take a listen to my panel of expertise: Dr Olayiwola Ajileye, specialist in Psychiatry/Mental Health in the United Kingdom. Also, a Publicity Coordinator of Champions for Nigeria, and Omoh Tsatsaku Ojior, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Political Science Executive Director/CEO of Onima Institute, Atlanta, GA, as we tackle Nigeria Healthcare Crisis. Enjoy!