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Health Care

The Basis and Need

The status of healthcare in Nigeria and Africa has been in the headlines with reference to the recent Ebola crisis and the continued HIV/AIDS pandemic. As an intervention, AIDE seeks to create a comprehensive, integrated, patient-centered healthcare delivery system with hospitals, health centers, and clinics; providing primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare services.

At AIDE, we have conducted an introspective review and analysis of healthcare in Nigeria and Africa and discovered the following:

  • The continent of Africa bears the greatest disease burden per capita of any other region in the world.
  • Many diseases that are rarely seen in developed countries – such as cholera, tetanus and polio – still lead to death in Nigeria, as many healthcare facilities in the country lack necessary resources. ·
  • Very few of Nigeria’s state-run hospitals, general hospitals, local dispensaries and private and non-governmental clinics offer better than fair healthcare services, medical equipment and facilities.
  • Certain routine pharmaceuticals are not available in Nigeria, and the generic are not necessarily dependable. The preferred brand name over-the-counter medications are scarce.
  • The lack of quality integrated healthcare in Nigeria is particularly a stark reality.
  • Pharmacies in most Nigerian cities may not stock most of the usual medications seen in the Western economies.
  •  Emergency medical response times in Nigeria are notoriously slow. A few private medical emergency services are in operation, although coverage in rural areas may be limited.
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The need for high quality healthcare option is stronger than  ever in Africa; expected to grow exponentially especially  in Nigeria. As Africa’s largest economy,  GDP ($594 billion in 2014), as well as its most populated nation,  Nigeria provides  strong  economic  indicators for this activity.