As global leaders meet in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, the scale of humanitarian assistance required in North East Nigeria and the Lake Chad region resulting from the Boko Haram insurgency needs urgent, high-level attention.
With time, continued security, close coordination at all levels of government, open government process, and engagement by civilian, development, environment and health organisations, there is hope for northeast Nigeria to overcome current challenges and once again drive the region forward.
The challenges surrounding the Nigerian health system are many and it’s time for the government to re-evaluate and take action to preserve the lives of the many Nigerians affected by the failed system.
On April 25, 2001, the Nigerian government committed to spending at least 15% of their budget on health care for its citizens. 15 years later the government still has not accomplished this and have allocated less than 5% of the 2016 Appropriation Bill towards healthcare this year. Why does this matter? Because Nigerian wo......