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July 16, 2018

The challenge of accessing primary healthcare in Nigeria 

Making healthcare accessible to people is a fundamental human right and social justice issue. It is a responsibility of the government to establish a health system where people in the country can get healthcare without unnecessary hardships. This was been made clear many decades ago by the World Health Organization and precisely in the declaration of Alma Ata in 1978. The foundation of any country’s health system rests on the efficiency of its Primary Health Care (PHC) delivery. PHC is the first level of care in the health system because it is aimed at disease prevention, health education and promotion,…