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In May the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), in partnership with the federal Ministry of Health (MoH), signed a series of agreements to modernise and expand health care services through private sector participation.

With almost half of all Nigerians living below the poverty line and facing the dual burden of a high incidence of both infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Nigeria’s under-funded public health system is under immense pressure. Accordingly, international aid organisations and the private sector have a significant role to play in alleviating the burden on the...

 

What challenges do local pharmaceutical manufacturers face in complying with regulations from the World Health Organisation (WHO)?

Chapter | Health from The Report: Nigeria 2015

With almost half of all Nigerians living below the poverty line and facing the dual burden of a high incidence of both infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Nigeria’s under-funded public health system is under significant pressure. Accordingly, international aid organisations and the private sector have a major role to play in alleviating the burden on the state, and there is a...

Fresh from a rebasing exercise in April 2014 that boosted 2013 GDP by 89% to $509.97bn, Nigeria now ranks not only as Africa’s most populous country, but also as its largest economy. It has long played an outsized regional role, making up 76% of West Africa’s GDP and around 60% of its population.

With a new federal health bill in the works and steadily increasing private sector participation in many areas, Nigeria’s health care sector is potentially on the brink of a period of sustained expansion. In the six decades since independence, the national health care network has improved on a piecemeal basis, driven primarily by a handful of...