Poor health care system in Nigeria
Nigerian health care system has faced many infectious disease outbreaks. It has a poorly developed medical system. The total expenditure on health care in Nigeria is 4.6% of its GDP while the federal government shares only 1.5% of it. Nigeria’s growth rate of per capita food production was 0.25% during 1970 – 1990. Malnutrition is seen as common in Nigeria.
The main reasons behind the inaccessibility of health care in Nigeria include poor hygiene, corruption, malnutrition, lack of safe drinking water, poor infrastructure, lack of medical drugs, and much more.
Major reasons behind low health status in Nigeria
What is the major cause of death in Nigeria?
- septicemia (6.0%)
- stroke (4.2%)
- liver diseases (4.1%)
- tuberculosis (3.7%)
- diabetes (3.6%)
- complications of HIV/AIDS (3.5%)
- ischaemic heart disease (3.4%)